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Gift ofthe Panama Canal Museum



Power outage
Two power outages are slated for Sat-
urday on Fort Clayton: 8-9 a.m. Buildings
39, 49, 95,100, 102-109, 126-128; 8-10 a.m.
area 100 (except Buildings 100-109, 126-
128) areas 200 and 300, Buildings 3055-
3081, the Valent Recreation Center and
the Swimming Pool. For more informa-
tion call 285-5708.


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Vol. XII No. 11 Fort Clayton, Howard Air Force Base and Rodman NS Panama Canal, Republic of Panama Friday, March 19, 1999
Serving the Joint Community


Training one last time Spc. Deborah L. Long (USARSO PAO)

Soldiers from the 101st Airborne Division out of Fort Campbell, Ky., take part in a waterborne training exercise that is ongoing at Fort
Sherman's Jungle Operations Training Battalion. These soldiers are members of the last unit taking part in such training at the JOTB, who's
mission terminates March 27. Check out next week's Tropic Times issue to see how these soldiers performed during the training.



Fuel tank at Howard has new destination


story by Staff Sgt. John B.
Dendy IV
24th Wing Public Affairs Office
HOWARD AFB - Airmen in
Panama are redeploying a fuel
tank that serviced U-2 aircraft
without missing a mission.
The days of U-2 support from
Howard are over. Fuel in the tank
was reclaimed Tuesday, and the
tank will be sealifted to the
United Kingdom, where it will
support U-2 requirements in the
European theater, said Master
Sgt. Lionel Williams of the 24th
Fuels Management Flight. "The
front dike wall will come down to
get the tank out," Williams said.
"The tank will go to RAF
Fairford, by way of Panama and
Lake Charles, La."
Manuel Caballero and Erasmo
Diaz of the 24th Civil Engineer
Squadron are civilian fuel tank
experts who remember the 20,0(X)-
gallon capacity tank from the


hour it arrived at the airfield in
Panama in the early 1990s.
"We helped put it in," Diaz said
from on-scene. "It was easy. We
installed filter separators, among
other modifications to improve the
system."
Diaz and Caballero joined fellow
squadron members Staff Sgt. Larry
Moore and Senior Airman Andrew
LaFauci in the removal effort.
"It doesn't leave us without a
job at Howard," Moore cautioned.
"We've got plenty of tanks to
pickle."
The self-contained U-2 tank is
the largest transportable tank
Howard has: 43-feet long, 12-fect
wide and 13-feet tall. The metal
tank's inner surfaces were coated
with epoxy to withstand the corro-
sive power of the U-2 fuel known
as Jet Fuel Thermally Stable.
When the U-2 support requirement
ended, the airmen got directions
See Tank on Page 3.


Senior Airman Jeremy Moore ( USAF)
Airmen participating in U-2 tank redeployment action, from left: Senior Airman An-
drew LaFauci, 24th Civil Engineer Squadron; Senior Airman James Woods, 24th Sup-
ply Squadron; Erasmo Diaz, 24th Civil Engineer Squadron; and Manuel Caballero,
24th Civil Engineer Squadron.


Commissary closures
The DeCA Corozal Commis-
sary and the Howard Com-
missary will be closed
April 2 in observance of / .
Good Friday. Regular oper- .
ating hours will resume
April 3. For more informa- r
tion call 285-5405.


One more time
Pages B4 and B11: The Lettermen will
perform 7 p.m. Saturday at the Howard
Base Theater and 6:30 p.m. Sunday at
Clayton's Jarman Field. And don't miss
another Party in the Park (part III) start-
ing at 4 p.m. March 26 at Fort Clayton's
Jarman Field featuring former Bad Com-
pany lead singer Brian Howe.


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March 19, 1999


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General presents stripes to Airman


24th Wing airman

promoted through

STEP program
story and photo by Tech. Sgt. Rick Burnham
24th Wing Public Affairs Office
HOWARD - Joe Bagdon had seen it all before.
While assigned to the 1st Fighter Wing at Langley
Air Force Base, Va., the New York native had wit-
nessed the events leading up to a Stripes For Excep-
tional Performers promotion "more than once."
And on several occasions, the new stripes were
given out by Gen. Richard Hawley, Air Combat Com-
mand commander.
So when the general, during his trip to Howard
April 9-10, stopped by the Military Personnel Flight
where Bagdon serves as the Noncommissioned Of-
ficer in Charge of the Relocations Flight, the techni-
cal sergeant knew something was up, though he
didn't know just what it was.
It was a set of master sergeant stripes, courtesy of
Hawley and the STEP program.
The general presented the new chevrons to
Bagdon before a small group of personnel specialists,
in addition to Col. Gregory L. Trebon, 24th Wing
commander, and Chief Master Sgt. George Martinez,
acting command chief master sergeant.
Later, the newly appointed senior NCO said he
was unaware of the STEP prior to receiving it.
"I've seen enough of these to know that some-
thing was up," he said, "although I really didn't oc-
cur to me that it was a STEP."
After handing out an ACC coin to Bagdon, the


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Gen. Richard Hawley, Air Combat Command commanders congratulates Master Sgt. Joe
Bagdon, 24th Wing Military Personnel Flight, during his promotion ceremony.


general commented that he had one more thing to
give the sergeant, reaching into his uniform pockets
as he spoke.
"That's when it occurred to me that it was a
STEP promotion," Bagdon said.


The sergeant said receiving the stripe was excit-
ing. He also added that he was "looking forward to
the new challenges that come with being a master
sergeant."
Congratulations Master Sgt. Joe Bagdon.


Tropic Times, Unit 7145, APO AA 34004.
Building 405, Field Printing Plant, Corozal One West
Phone: 285-6612/4666 or FAX 285-6613.
E-Mail: pbouchard@usarso-lanl.army.mil
USARSO LAN address: pbouchard@sopa@usarso
Tropic Times on the World Wide Web at: www.tropictimes.com
E-Mail: daniel-amores@usa.net

Commander in Chief ................................................. Gen. Charles E. Wilhelm
Director, U.S. Southern Command Public Affairs .... Col. Vicente C. Ogilvie
U.S. Southern Command Public Affairs Office ...................... (305) 437-1200
Chief, Tropic Times ................................................................ Rosemary Chong
Editor ................................... ........ ... Sgt. Paul Bouchard
Assistant Editor ................................... ........................ Sgt. Tywanna Gordon
W riter/Editor ........................................................ ............ ........ D aniel A m ores
W riter/Editor .................................... ............................... Spc. Kenneth K . Rockett
W riter/Editor ..................................................... ..................... G riselda Sterling
Office Autom ation Clerk ....... .................................... ................. Tina Summerton
V olunteer.............................................. ..................................... D issenia O rtega
V olunteer.............................................................. ...... .............. M onique C hong


V volunteer ................................................... ........................................ V icky C olorado
U.S. Army South Commanding General................ Maj. Gen. Philip R. Kensinger Jr.
U.S. Army South Public Affairs Office................................................................. 288-3143
Public Affairs Officer.................................... ...................... Lt. Col. Byron D. Conover
Deputy Public Affairs Officer ........... ................. Capt. Larry D. Winchel
Com m and Inform ation.................................... .............................. G aby Capriles
N CO IC ................... .................................. Sgt. 1st Class Christopher C. Calkins
Editor ........................................... .................................... Spc. D eborah L . Long
24th Wing Commander ................................................... Col. Gregory L. Trebon
24th Wing Public Affairs Office .......................................................... 284-5459
Director of Public A ffairs............................................................ Capt. W ayne Perry
Chief of Public Affairs .............. .............................. 1st Lt. Joseph Della Vedova
N CO IC ....................................... ................................. Tech. Sgt. R ick Burnham
Editor .. .................................................... Staff Sgt. John B. Dendy IV
U.S. Naval Station Panama Canal
Commanding Officer ............................................. Capt. Robert W. Bennett, Jr.
U.S. Naval Station Panama Canal Public Affairs Office...................... 283-4301
Public Affairs Specialist ................................................... SKSN Denise Alford
Director, Joint Interagency Task Force South .............. Col. Barry J. Chisholm
Joint Interagency Task Force South Public Affairs Office.................... 284-7502


Volunteer of


the Week
FORT CLAYTON (Installation Vol- -
unteer Coordinator's Office) - Raquel
Peluyera is the U.S. Army South Volun-
teer of the Week.
Peluyera is a parent volunteer at
Curundu Elementary School. She also
serves as coach and team Mom for soc-
cer and basketball.
Her major accomplishment is helping Sgt. Tywanna Gordon (Tropic Times)
teachers with their work. She said what Raquel Peluyera
she likes most about volunteering are
making new friends, developing ideas A native of Guaynabo, Puerto Rico,
and helping others, she is married to Sgt. 1st Class Ramon
Her most rewarding experience as a Peluyera. They have two children,
volunteer is seeing children smile. Raquel, 10, and Ramon, 6.


Clarification

On page C3 in last week's Tropic
Times, the published Overseas Hous-
ing Allowance figures for Fort
Buchanan and Roosevelt Roads were
misleading.
Those numbers actually
reflectedthe rental ceilings (a combi-
nation of the Basic Allowance for I
Housing and OHA) by rank in both ar-
eas.
They did not include the utility fac-
tor and the numbers published only re-
flected amounts soldiers with dependents would receive.
Because OHA rates for Puerto Rico are expected to change
after April 1, please see the April 9 issue of the Tropic Times
for a complete listing (with and without dependent rate) and
explanation of the housing allowances in Puerto Rico.


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News


Tropic Times 3
March 19, 1999)


Howard Job Fair slated for April 14


story by Rich Fitzgerald,
Civilian Personnel Officer
HOWARD AFB - If you recently went to the Army
Job Fair, hopefully you got a job lead, or tested and
perfected your skills in "selling yourself' to better
your chances at employment. Now you have another
opportunity to help "sell yourself' through the Airl
Force sponsored job fair on April 14.
Remember, your focus should be: "My next job is
getting my next job." You have the ability to sell your
training, knowledge and skills to your next employer.
You have the confidence needed. You have proven
yourself in a bilingual environment of complex propor-
tions. Any employer will be well-served by hiring you.
You can make a positive contribution to their bottom
line. You can move up within their organization by do-
ing for them what you have done so well for us.
What does it take to effectively sell yourself?
First, take an accurate, realistic inventory of your
marketable skills. Write them down. Study them. Turn
them into your sales pitch.
"I am experienced/trained/educated/successful in ...


This is supported by the following facts."
Second, take advantage of the Family Support Center
to work up your resume and perfect your presentation
skills.
Third, study what the company you want to work
for does. By researching their business, you will be able
to tell (sell) them on how your joining them can help
them get the job done better/cheaper. If you have train-
ing, performance and/or suggestion awards in their spe-
cialty, you can establish a concrete link with them.
You know what they do and you have a proven
track record of accomplishments in the area which will
answer the question of why they should hire you in-
stead of someone else.
Do not be afraid to "brag" about your accomplish-
ments - how else will they know?
Fourth, adopt a positive attitude. This is essential if
you are to attract a new employer.
Fifth, do not get discouraged if you hear a few
"nos". Hang in there. Each job interview can put you in
a better position for the next one. Learn from each inter-
view. Ask yourself after each is concluded: "What


could/should I have done differently, how could I have
said/presented it better?"
Then use those "lessons learned" in the next inter-
view. Keep a written record of these insights and review
them before your interviews.
Sixth, keep your word. If you say you will get back
to the company, or send them something, do it - even if
you have accepted another job offer.
All of the above can be summarized in this way: ap-
proach the job market in a diligent, professional manner
that ensures a high probability of success.


Tank


Continued from Page 1.
men got directions to reblend the excess
fuel into the existing JP-8 jet fuel stock,
said Master Sgt. Johnnie Hudson o'f he
24th Supply Squadron. "That tank .rver
missed a mission," Hudson said. "It took
four fuels maintenance people to disas-
semble and purge the tank, plus three fu-
els people to blend 20,000 gallons of U-2
fuel with roughly 500,000 gallons of JP-
8."
Hudson credited Staff Sgt. Lance
Moon and Senior Airman Rodney Corder
of the 24th Transportation Squadron Re-
fueling Maintenance Element with devis-
ing local solutions during the U-2 fuel
removal.
"We modified one of the oldest fuel
trucks in the Air Force inventory (a
1983) to transfer the fuel to storage,"


Corder said. "We manufactured hoses
with the right adapters and connections
to move the fuel. We had to knock the
cobwebs off of it when we found it, but
we came up with the old stuff we needed.
The U-2 tank redeployment lets us get rid
of a couple of old trucks now that they
won't have to service the tank."
With the fuel reclaimed, the next task
is moving the tank. Part of the duty falls
to contractors, refueling maintenance
transporters and civil engineers with liq-
uid fuels expertise. Moving the tank re-
quires a crane to winch the 30,000-pound
container onto a special trailer. A traffic-
stopping road trip over the Bridge of the
Americas follows, and final hand-off to
Panama Canal-based sealift experts
should complete the local leg of the U-2
tank redeployment, airmen interviewed
said.


story by Celia Moreno-Serrano
ACAP Center
FORT CLAYTON - Professionals
understand the impact of these thoughts
and attitudes when they are looking for
a job. It is known the brain controls all
of our functions. Nevertheless, we have
a tendency to forget this truth in our
professional lives.
For a successful job search, the indi-
vidual must assume an "Internal focus
of control attitude." They should recog-
nize their own responsibility for reach-
ing their objectives and overcome barri-
ers to attain their goals.
Avoid an "external focus control."
This happens when thinking the ups
and downs are controlled by outside
events and forces such as blame: It was
his fault; weaknessness; I can not; ri-
gidity: This is the way I've always
been; fate: I am not lucky; wishful
thinking: If I had not done that, things
would be fine"....
Instead use "Positive thinking tech-
niques:"
* Create a feeling of belief: suspend
any doubts and hesitations.
*Formulate your statement in
positive terms: I am an outstanding pro-
fessional.
* Phrase it in the present tense: I
earn $....
+ Your statement should be specific
and concise: I am a successful sales rep-
resentative earning $....
* Repeat it constantly for at least a
month.


A good resume used well is per-
haps the most important tool in a job
hunter's kit bag. To construct and use
your resume effectively, consider these
essential rules:
+ Make sure your resume lists an
objective.
* Put your most important'and
valuable data near the top of your re-
sume in what is called "The Host
Zone" or "Summary of Qualifications."
* Use verbs which convey action,
leadership and results to describe your
experience.
* Include buzzwords from your
profession to show that you are knowl-
edgeable about important concepts.
* Separate achievements from re-
sponsibilities for each position.
* Don't include personal informa-
tion about your age, health, etc.
* Use white space, bullets, capital
letters and boldface type to highlight
important points.
* Re-check your resume several
times for punctuation, grammar and
spelling errors.
* Be sure your paper and printing
choices give your resume a high quality
appearance.
When you're satisfied that you've
written a good resume, keep a copy
with you at all times.
To build a marketable resume and to
improve your interviewing techniques,
come visit the ACAP Center, 3rd floor,
Building 128 on Fort Clayton or call us
at 288-9277-


o-irur Airman Jeremy Moore (USAI,
Senior Airman Rodney Corder, 24th Transportation Squadron Refueling
Maintenance Element, demonstrates how one of the oldest refueling ve-
hicles in the Air Force inventory was modified to remove the U-2 fuel
from its tank.


ACAP Center News


Positive thinking in your job search










Tropic Times
March 19, 1999


- News


Patients should be aware of rights, responsibilities


by Capt. Gregory Fey
24th Medical Group
HOWARD AFB - You may have heard much
debate in the last year of patient rights legislation as
political interest groups attempt to find a compro-
mise and at the same time support patient rights for
access to and choice of medical care.
You also may not be aware of your rights and re-
sponsibilities as a patient of the 24th Medical Group.
Patient rights and responsibilities are posted in medi-
cal facilities on Fort Clayton and Howard AFB.
If you have not had the time to read those docu-
ments while visiting our facilities, please read on.
Health care personnel must support your rights as a
patient and ensure these rights become an integral
part of your treatment and care.
The following are your basic rights:
1. Medical and Dental Care: Patients have the
right to quality care and treatment consistent with
available resources and generally accepted stan-
dards.
The patient has the right also to refuse treatment
to the extent permitted by law and government regu-
lations, and to be informed of the consequences of
his or her refusal.
2. Respectful Treatment: Patients have the right
to considerate and respectful care with recognition
of his or her personal dignity.
3. Privacy and Confidentiality: Patients have the
right, within the law and Army and Air Force regula-
tions, to privacy and confidentiality concerning
health care.
4. Identity: Patients have the right to know at all
times, the identity, professional status, and profes-
sional credentials of health care personnel, as well as
the name of the health care practitioner primarily re-
sponsible for his or her care.
5. Explanation of Care: Patients have the right to
have their diagnosis, treatment, procedures, and prog-
nosis of illness explained in terms they can be ex-
pected to understand.
When it is not medically feasible to give such in-


formation to the patients, it will be provided to the
appropriate family member or surrogates.
6. Informed Consent: Patients have the right to be
given, in non-clinical terms, information needed to
make knowledgeable decisions on treatment options.
Such information should include anticipated com-
plications, risks, benefits, and alternative treatments
available.
7. Research Projects: Patients have the right to
be advised if the medical facility proposes to engage
in research associated with their care or treatment.
The patient has the right to refuse to participate in
any research projects. There are no experimental or
investigational care projects ongoing at the 24th
Medical Group.
8. Safe Environment: Patients have the right to
care and treatment in a safe environment which meets
appropriate safety codes and is prudently and rea-
sonably managed.
9. Medical Facility Rules and Regulations: Pa-
tients have the right to be informed of the medical
facility's (24 MDG) rules and regulations that relate
to patient or visitor conduct. The patient has the right
to expect that explicit rules (e.g. smoking) will be im-
partially enforced for all.
10. Patient Complaints: Patients are entitled to
information about the medical facility's mechanism of
the initiation, review and resolution of patient com-
plaints.
11. Timeliness of Care: Patients have the right to
the most timely access and treatment which medical
facility resources and medical circumstances allow.
Providing quality health care is a complex task
that requires close cooperation between patients and
medical facility personnel.
Patients can take responsibility for their care by
helping health care personnel give the best possible
care. Toward that end, your responsibilities as a pa-
tient exist in a number of areas.
1. Provide Information: Patients must provide, to
the best of their knowledge and ability, accurate and
complete information about symptoms, past illness,


hospitalizations, medications, and other matters relat-
ing to their health. A patient must let his or her pri-
mary health care practitioner know whether he or she
understands the treatment and what is expected of
him or her.
2. Respect and Consideration: Patients must con-
sider the rights of other patients and health care per-
sonnel.
This includes assuring that they and their visitors
comply with noise, smoking and visitor congestion
policy. Patients must respect the property of other
persons and the medical facility.
3. Compliance with Health Care: Patients must
comply with the medical, dental and nursing treat-
ment plan, including follow-up care recommended by
health care personnel. This includes keeping ap-
pointments on time or notifying clinics when they
cannot keep appointments.
4. Medical and Dental Records: Patients must en-
sure they promptly return records to the facility for
proper filing and maintenance if they "hand carry"
the record for purposes of consultation.
All records which document care provided in a
federal government facility are property of the U.S.
Government.
5. Medical Facility Rules and Regulations: Pa-
tients must follow general medical facility rules and
regulations affecting patient and visitor conduct.
6. Reporting of Complaints: Patients should help
the medical facility commander provide the best pos-
sible care to all beneficiaries.The medical facility com-
mander should promptly report recommendations,
questions, or complaints to the service, department or
the patients advocate.
We consider you a vital and active partner in
your medical care. When you are well-informed of
your rights and responsibilities as a patient, you
help us make your medical care as effective as
possible.
If you have any questions about your rights
and responsibilities as a patient, please ask any
of the professionals who are caring for you.


Consider making an advance directive


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by Col. T. J. O'Neil
commander, 24th Medical Group
HOWARD AFB - Would your
wishes be followed if you had a
stroke while driving to work? Would
your personal desires concerning
your medical and rehabilitation care
be carried out if for some reason you
were suddenly rendered unable to ex-
press those desires?
The questions sound awful and
threatening, and most of us don't
want to think about them. However,
every one of us, regardless of age,
could suddenly have an accident
that would render us "not competent"
to decide issues of our medical care.
Who would then decide for us?
"Advance directives" exist to en-
sure that our loved ones are not
caught between differing laws and
family controversies.-If you have an
advance directive made out - one at
home where your family or significant
others know its location, and the
other in your military medical record
- you are more in control of what
happens to you.
Advance directives are not just
for those who are old, or who have a
chronic disease, or who are facing a
major operation or procedure where
a disabling outcome is a possibility.
They are for everybody above the
age of 18.
There are different kinds of
advance directives. Living wills
describe in general terms how
you want your care conducted in
certain specific situations.
They will generally be respected,
unless they are in conflict with law,,
of a state or country you are living
in. They give you the most personal
power to say how your care will be


conducted, but only if the specific
situation that arises is exactly the
one you describe in your living will.
A durable power of attorney for
health care gives the power to decide
to someone you love and trust if you
are unable to decide for yourself.
You have told that person your
wishes, and you trust them to carry
those wishes out, regardless of the
details of the circumstances that
arise.
The kind of advance directive that
is best for you depends on how
much specific control you want,
whether you have someone close to
you who you can trust with that kind
of decision, and the laws that apply
where you are located.
If you do nothing and a personal


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catastrophe happens, attempts will
be made to contact your next-of-kin.
Then that person has to guess, from
thousands of miles away, what you
want done.
Maybe it will be what you would
really want done. Maybe not.
Maybe their interpretation of your
wishes will be followed, and depend-
ing on the jurisdiction, maybe not.
You are now playing roulette with
the most personal and precious thing
you control - your fate. Think
about it.
If you want more information, ask
for one of the Advance Directives in-
formation handouts at the 24th Medi-
cal Group. Contact your Installation
Judge Advocate Office for assis-
tance in completing an advance di-
rective. Once it is completed, keep
one copy in a safe place known to
your significant others, and one in
your medical record.
It's your life and your medical
care! Don't leave it up to chance!




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Clinic reduces services
The 24th Medical Group Physical
Therapy Clinic has reduced its ser-
v ices in order to close down by July
1. In preparation for this reduction in
services, clinic personnel are work-
ing closely with all providers in an
effort to ensure the transition is as
painless as possible for all custom-
ers. The clinic is providing all refer-
ring providers with home treatment
protocols for the conditions most
commonly seen in the clinic, and is
ensuring the process for referring all
patients they are unable to see and
who require further evalutaion and
treatment, has been fully briefed to
all providers.
School physical
The Howard Air Force Base and
Fort Clayton pediatric clinics are in-
creasing the number of school physi-
cal appointments available. Physical
appointments are now offered 1 - 3:30
p.m. daily. If you are moving to
Puerto Rico and your child will re-
quire a school physical prior to the
start of the next school year, call the
appointment desk at 284-2832/3834/
3837. Because of the limited number
of appointments we ask that only chil-
dren moving to Puerto Rico call for
these appointments. If you have any
questions, call the pediatric clinics at
Howard, 284-5095 or Clayton, 288-
7509.












* Voices


Tropic Times 5
March 19, 1999


Special thanks

Dear Editor,
We would like to express our sincere thanks to ev-
eryone in the DCSINT and GTE offices. Their caring
thoughts and helpful favors were greatly appreciated
during the trauma and recovery of our recent automobile
accident.
Many others in the community went out of their way
to assist us in one way or another. Kudos to the follow-
ing; Booker Haywood at Internacional de Seguros;
Clayton 6 Ambulance crew; Deanna at Budget Rent-A-
Car; Deidamia Navarro at Carlson Wagonlit Travel; Drs.
Haney, Li and Marine at Fort Clayton's Dental and
Medical clinics; Mr. Lombardo at the International Law
Office; Terese Guardia from DCSIM; and a very special
thank you to Michelle Cajar and Candace Quinn from
DCSINT Programs whose assistance and TLC were im-
measurable.
John and Penny Henderson and "Sammi"


Dear Editor,
On Saturday, Feb. 13, we shipped our dog "Gig," al-
though the rest of our family is leaving in May or June.
"Gig" and I flew Space A from Howard AFB via
Soto Cano to Charleston, S.C. I wold like to thank the
many people involved in making this trip a success.
First, thanks to Lt. Col. Greg Hellesto, of the 24th Lo-
gistics Group, for working
the 100-pound waiver for
Space A Travel on military
transport planes. For our
180-pound mastiff, this op-
tion would not have been
possible without that
waiver. To Monica Daes,
pet liaison for the TSB, for
her diligence, efficiency
and total commitment to
researching and communi- -
cating the many issues
bearing on pet movement. It
Her support and caring atti-
tude was unwavering.
Thanks to Capt. (Dr.)
Todd Thomas, of the Army
Veterinary Treatment Facil-
ity, for his complete dedica-
tion and support to our
pets and their families. Go-
ing over and above his ba-
sic duties, he referred us to
a wonderful vet in Colum- Because of people like
bia, S.C. who in turn re- Gig is safe and sound
ferred us to an excellent
kennel facility. Without Dr. Thomas's help in this
search, we would have had no idea of where to find a
quality care and facilities.
I also want to thank Col. Richard Thomas, TSB Com-
mander, for his true concern for our pets and commit-
ment to help us with their safe transport to our next des-
tinations. His direct, straightforward approach to this
issue has motivated many of us to plan ahead and send
our pets early.
The many details involved in shipping our dog in-
cluded requesting an EML waiver from SOUTHCOM.
At the last minute, and with her usual efficiency and


in


We are grateful

Dear Editor,
I would like to take a moment to say thanks to some
people who have made a difficult situation bearable. My
husband found out three weeks ago that his mother is
terminally ill. We applied for a humanitarian reassign-
ment and it was approved within days, and now I would
like to thank Tech. Sgt. Kirkman and SRA Luty at MPF
for all their help with the orders and out-processing. At
the Fort Clayton TMO Office I would like to thank
Cleotilde Fisher, Donna Cockburn and Mr. Mike for all
their help in getting my household goods packed as
soon as possible. Additionally, I'd like to thank two
very special people who have been a tremendous help
to myself and my family and they are Tech. Sgt.
Kimball and Staff Sgt. Dumpert, who work with my hus-
band in CES. Without their help I wouldn't have made it
the past week. Also in CES I would like to thank MSgt.
Sullivan and everyone in the orderly room for being so
accommodating and helpful. And for all the other people
who have had a hand in our quick departure a very sin-
cere thanks. May God be with you. Thank you.
The Roy family


know-how attitude, Jacqueline Hoffman, 24th Logistics
Group secretary, drafted a waiver request letter, which
was submitted and approved the same day. Without her
encouragement and knowledge of these procedures, we
would not have even known to pursue this waiver.
Vielka Rodriguez of the 24th Medical Group orderly
room was also an important link in the chain of events
for me, faxing paperwork to
Miami, securing the neces-
sary signatures, and prepar-
ing the EML orders for our
category 4 travel status, all
in a very short turn around
time.
s- - Finally, I want to thank
the terrific staff of the
Howard PAX Terminal, who
always received my many
inquires with helpful, hon-
est answers and profes-
-- sionalism. MSgt. Dennis
Broughton, PAX Terminal
superintendent, was terrific,
not only answering my
questions but in giving ad-
ditional helpful advice on
loading and shipping our
dog. Lt. Herman Payne, of-
ficer-in-charge of the PAX
Terminal, was readily avail-
Rita Rodgers able for questions at the
those on the C-5 crew, Clayton Town Hall Meet-
the USA. ings and at the terminal. I
cannot remember all of their
names, but thanks to the terminal personnel who were
on hand the day we traveled.
Of course, another integral part of our successful
journey was the crew of the C-5, a Reserve unit out of
San Antonio, Texas. They were super! They checked
on him during the flight and made sure that he was safe
and comfortable. It is an understatement to say that we
are greatly relieved to have this aspect of our move
complete. It is such an incredible comfort to know that
this much-loved member of our family is safe and sound
in the USA! Thanks to all of you.
Rita Rodgers and family


Farewell Capt. Perez

and friends

Dear Editor,
Twenty years ago Lemar started his military career.
God gave him the opportunity to know both sides of it,
one as an NCO, the other as a commission officer.
Those who had the privilege to work with Capt. Perez
know that he is an extraordinary officer, a true friend
and a great mentor. Lemar spent most of his carrier in
Panama.
Some might say, "of course, he is from Panama." Oth-
ers will explain, "Because he is an expert in Latin
America; a key liaison during USARSO's most impor-
tant years in Panama; a great logistician or because he
has been recognized, by name, by international and na-
tional leaders, high ranking officers and civilians from
Ecuador, Honduras, Argentina, Peru, the U.S., Colom-
bia, Uruguay, Brazil, Puerto Rico and Panama,
simply because his name represents the U.S. Army
saying, "I can do it Sir."
His career as an active duty officer is almost over.
Sad to some, but immensely proud to his family and
friends. It is true that, "Behind every great man,there is
an excellent woman." Behind this top notch officer
there are five outstanding ladies, as he calls them, "His
own little Army."
Capt. Perez is finishing his carrier as the S-4 for the
56th Signal Battalion, and I have the opportunity to see
him in action. It is a pleasure to say good bye to his
friends and to him in an open recognition of some of his
work: To the members of the 56th Signal Battalion, but
most of all his S-4 shop for all the support that you've
given him during this past years. "Crazy Perez's" days
with you are almost over, but I know that his memory
will stay in yours forever.
To all his friends in USARSO, to Gen. Kensinger and
SOUTHCOM's friends. The Chaplain's Office, for all the
encouragement and understanding you've given to his
family; the whole Building 519 and Building 95; to Ms.
Lim, his flying partner. To his secretary, for all those
"Bad Hair Days;" to his friends at the Boat Shop; the
cashiers at the PX; the Curundu Gas Station crew; and
his Motor Pool employees. To his daughter's teachers
and professors of Curundu Elementary School (Mr.
Thomas, Ms. Archivold) Curundu Middle School,
Balboa High School (Ms. Staha, JROTC Dept, Principal)
that spend more time with them than him. To the doctors
and nurses that were there during those hard times and
understood his pain. To CPO which always gave him
the guidance to be a better manager. To the guy that
cleans his car (Pinky) and shines his boots. To his men-
tors: Gen. Valenzuela, Gen. (ret.) Sisneros, Col. (ret.)
Stevens, Col. (ret.) Gragg and Col. Brophy.
But most of all, to the soldiers and NCOs whose
names escape our mind, but always remember his. Be-
cause you are the Army's backbone, "Hasta Pronto"
our friends.
It is my last duty as a wife of an officer of the United
States Army to salute my husband's friends. Those
who were side by side with him during those moments
that I was taking care of our family; those that stayed
behind hoping that one day God will cross our paths
again. To all of you that knew my husband and helped
him accomplish his mission, Thank you, thank you very
much.
From our daughters Denise, Penelope, Tabitha and
Laura to you my love for letting us enjoy being ARMY
brats. Farewell to our captain and congratulations in
your retirement. But remember THE BEST IS YET TO
COME.
Yours Always, Annie


Thanks co-workers and friends


Thanks clinics


Dear Editor,
I am taking this time and making the opportunity to
express my "Heart Felt" thanks to so many wonderful
people.
On March 9, I had an emergency medical situation
occurring at work at Corozal Building 741, requiring im-
mediate attention. This was unfortunately the second
occurrence in less than six months.
I want to express the appreciation I hold for the fast
acting, quick responding co-workers and friends. Kudos
to the Military Police personnel, the emergency medical
technicians from the 24th Medical Group and the Emer-
gency Room and Intensive Care Section at the San
Fernando Hospital. Professionals all.
I mean not to exclude any desiring persons, but es-
pecially want to thank Larry Sellers, Staff Sgt. Joe


Beddia and Capt. K. L. Jatczac. I also extend a long over-
due thanks to Spc. Sharon Gonzales, Miguel Vazquez
and Darin Weaver.
The USARSO Command should be proud of our
many top-quality professionals as I am. To me, it is
such an honor to be associated with USASO, 56th Sig-
nal Battalion, Corozal Technical Control Center.
Again, I am grateful for the many caring, compas-
sionate, concerned and helpful people. Your many in-
quires, phone calls, visits and cheerful words of encour-
agement and best wishes and aid to my family are truly
endeared.
For those, so very generous to offer their hard
earned sick leave, I am indebted. Thanks will never be
enough from me. See you at work in the near future.
Dennis Richenbacher


Dear Editor,
After three-and-a-half years in Panama, it's now
time to leave, and shame on me if I don't take a moment
to say thank you to the Howard and Clayton Medical
Group.
You have consistently cared for our family through
various illnesses in a most professional and understand-
ing manner.
Whether it was ER, Pediatrics, X-ray, whatever, you
were always there for us with a smile, kind word and the
medical attention needed. You answered questions
courteously and informatively when we called and al-
ways treated us with respect. In 24-plus years associa-
tion with the military hospitals, you have been the best.
We'll miss you.
Calvin and Dianne Brown


Many thanks for the waiver













Tropic Times
March 19, 1999


Making things ha


Above, Sgt. Holden
ground-guides Spc.
Kendrick as he clears
the ground for the
construction of the
basketball court. On the
right, Sgt. Hurdle, left,
and Sgt. Francis, weld
10" American C-Channel
for roof support.
The soldiers from Joint
Task Force 518th are
continuing their humani-
tarian support to the
Commonwealth of
Dominica. By April 16,
the Joint Task Force will
redeploy a majority of its
personnel. They will
leave a good and memo-
rable impression on the
Dominicans. They have
deployed with the intent
to provide support, and
they are accomplishing
the mission.


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story and photos by 2nd Lt. Tamika Briggs
Joint Task Force 518th public affairs officer
The soldiers from Joint Task Force 518th are
continuing their humanitarian support to the Common-
wealth of Dominica.
This mission should not come as a surprise to
anyone. A couple of weeks ago, you should have read
about the outstanding work conducted by the Task
Force.
The soldiers are from the 518th Engineer Company,
5th Battalion (Light), 87th Infantry; Headquarters &
Headquarters Company, 5th/87th Infantry; 245th
Support Battalion; and 252nd Signal Company, 63rd
Signal Battalion, Fort Gordon, Ga.
Also part of the Task Force are A CO, 8th Engineer
Support Battalion (Marines); Underwater Construction
Team I and Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 74
(Navy Seabees), and the 5th Medical Group (Airmen).
The Marines' project was completed on March 10.
They constructed a basement floor, installed windows
and a door, stabilized the bleachers and constructed a
retaining wall.
The Dominicans also contributed to the project. They
manually excavated the basement, constructed and
stuccoed CMU walls, and installed security bars on the
windows. The other projects are still in progress, and
coming along strong.
The task force has received numerous visits from
their chain of command. Lt. Col. Charles L. Taylor, 5th/
87th commander, has had a chance to visit with the
soldiers. He was very pleased with the task force's
performance. Maj. Gen. Philip R. Kensinger Jr., U.S.
Army South commanding general, and Col. Richard
Thomas, Theater Support Brigade commander, are
scheduled to visit also. They will have the opportunity to


see the hard work and effort put out by the soldiers.
The soldiers of the Task Force are enjoying their
time in Dominica. They have gone on several MWR
trips such as the Emerald Pool, Trafalgar Falls and The
Boiling Lake (the largest of its kind in the world).
They have also had the opportunity to spend time with
the nationals. They conducted an Organizational Day of
sports with a barbecue for all exercise participants, with
participation from the Dominicans.
The soldiers learned to play a traditional game of the
West Indies - "Cricket." Soldiers commented on how
much they enjoyed learning and experiencing the
culture.
For some, it wasn't their first time. Sgt. Thaddeus
Bull explained his new experience, "I didn't have any
idea of how to play. I heard of the game, but didn't know
what it was. It was really fun. I enjoyed it a lot."
Sgt. Spencer Howell, somewhat familiar with the
game stated, "That was fun. I've been around it a lot, but I
never really took the opportunity to learn."
In the near future, the soldiers will have other
opportunities to experience the beauty of the "Nature
Island of the Caribbean."
By April 16, 1999, the Joint Task Force will redeploy
a majority of its personnel. They will leave a good and
memorable impression on the Dominicans. They have
deployed with the intent to provide support, and they
have done that, thus far.
The JTF hopes that when the Dominicans utilize their
new facilities, they will always remember the hard work
and long hours from JTF 518th.
The Dominicans are very pleased and grateful for the
assistance provided by the task force. They observe the
JTF patiently at the site each day, waiting to use the
facility.


Or


bove, members of JTF 518th enjoy some sports
ctivitles. From left, Staff Sgt. McLamore, a Domini-
an player and Spc. Campos. On the right, Spc.
aldwin, left, and Spc. Medina use the chop saw
cut 2x4 studs for formwork.










8 Tropic Times
March 19, 1999


'*Briefly


Pre-retirement briefing
The AG pre-retirement briefing is scheduled for 9 a.m.
- noon today in the BOSS screening room at the Valent
Recreation Center on Fort Clayton. Personnel planning to
retire within the next six months are encouraged to attend.
For more information, call 288-6417.

USARSO "Hasta Luego"
The next "Hasta Luego" reception for soldiers depart-
ing U.S. Army South in April, May and June is scheduled
for 3 p.m. today at the Fort Clayton Community Club. For
more information, call Caroline Hall at 288-9268/9235.

Education grant
The deadline for applying for the Air Force Aid
Society's Education Grant is today. The grant is for
$1,500.

640th bazaar
The 640th Air Mobility Support Squadron is sponsoring
a bazaar today - Sunday at the Howard Parade Field, and
is in need of vendors for the event. For more information,
call Senior Master Sgt. Franklin Arevalo at 284-5117.

Management orientation
The Directorate of Civilian Personnel, Training and
Development Division is offering the mandatory Civilian
Personnel Management Orientation 7:30 a.m. -4:30 p.m.
Thursday at the Command Training Facility, Building 6523,
Corozal. The orientation is mandatory for all military field
grade officers and civilian managers who supervise civilian
personnel. This is the last Management Orientation to be
offered in Panama. A DD Form 1556 can be faxed to 285-
4664 and original delivered by Monday. For more informa-
tion, call Tina Schaeffer at 285-5161.

Bank closure
The Community Bank will be open March 29 and
closed April 2 - 3 for the Easter Holidays. Also, due to the
treaty-related drawdown, bank services are due to change
as follows: Currently - no new accounts are being opened,
no new loans being granted and no new certificates of
deposit being opened; April 30 - Howard customer ser-
vice facilities close, Fort Kobbe mobile van closes, Fort
Sherman banking facility closes and the Fort Sherman
ATM closes; August 27 - Corozal and all remaining ATMs
close. For more information, call 285-4005.

Howard Thrift Store closes
The Howard Thrift Store's last day of business is
March 29. All consigned items must be picked up by the
consignee before 1:30 p.m. on that day. Those items that
are not reclaimed are automatically donated. Consignment
checks for March sales must be picked up on April 8 at
the Thrift Store. The store is open 8 - 1:30 p.m. Saturday.
For more information, call 284-5133.

24th EFS termination ceremony
The 24th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron mission ter-
mination ceremony will begin at 8 a.m. April 1 in front of
Howard base operations. For more information, call Maj.
Miguel A. Besosa at 284-3348.

Right Start briefing
The new Right Start briefing is at the Mountain View
Chapel on the first and third Thursdays with the following
forecast dates: April I and 15, May 6 and 20, and June 3
and 17. For more information, call Staff Sgt. Diana Miller
at 284-3508/3241.

Range closure
The Howard firing range closes April 1. Service mem-
bers who require weapon qualification prior to PCS should
contact their unit scheduler immediately. Call 284-4811 for
details.

Mammography stops
Effective April 1, the 24th Medical Group will no
longer offer mammography services. Anyone who is due
for an annual mammogram any time after March 30 should
make an appointment with their primary care manager.

AUSA Scholarships
The Isthmian Chapter of the Association of the U.S.
Army will be granting two scholarships for academic
achievement to high school seniors. A key requirement is
that the student's sponsor must be a AUSA member. Ap-
plications can be picked up at the Counselor's Office at
Balboa High School. The deadline for submission of appli-
cations is April 16. Applications should be sent to Lina
Norris, PSC 04 Box 3032, Fort Clayton, APO AA 34004.
For more information, call Lina Norris at 285-9903.


All flights listed are subject to change because of cancellations, additions or priority mission
requirements. Check with the Passenger Service Section for updated information on flights by calling
284-4306/3608.
Saturday Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
6 a.m. NO SCHED- NO SCHED- 12:40 a.m. 9:45 a.m. NO SCHED- NO SCHED-
C-130 ULED FLIGHTS ULED FLIGHTS B-727 B-727 ULED ULED
Pittsburg, Soto Cano AB, Atlanta IAP, FLIGHTS FLIGHTS
Penn. Honduras (CC) Ga.


A-Active duty only US-U.S. passport O-Overnight C-Commercial Contract V-Visa M-Medevac CC-Country Clearance


Travel tips

Pet tips - Pets may now be shipped space-available to CONUS. There is, however, a fee. For more infor-
mation, call the Howard AFB Passenger Terminal at 284-5702.


Annunemnt


West Point Founders Day
The annual West Point Founders Day dinner for West
Point graduates and guests is scheduled for 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
April 10. The dinner is a no-host, semi-formal affair at a restau-
rant in Panama City. The exact location is yet to be deter-
mined. All West Point graduates interested in attending should
call Capt. David Abrahams at 284-9255 during duty hours or
284-6671 after duty hours.

Flying board applications
The next Undergraduate Flying Training selection board will
review applications for pilot and navigator training April 20. For
more information, call 284-3903.

The final series of DCP training
The Directorate of Civilian Personnel urges all USARSO
civilians to take advantage of classes offered at the Corozal
Training Center. There are many courses to choose from in-
cluding Job Searching, Starting a Business in the U.S. or
Panama, Marketing, Productivity, Problem Solving, Retirement
Planning and more. Classes are offered in both English and
Spanish. Training is ongoing until April 30 in Building 6523
Corozal. For more information, see your training coordinator, or
call 285-5159.

CWO selection board
A selection board convenes May 4 to consider eligible chief
warrant officers on the active duty list for promotion to CW3,
CW4 and CW5. For more information, call the Officers
Records Section at 288-4656.

USAWC distance education
The United States Army War College, Department of Dis-
tance Education, is offering a distance education course titled
"The Defense Strategy Course" 99-2. The course dates are
May 19 - Nov 10. Fifty active field grade officers can be ac-
cepted for this course. PERSCOM POC is Ms. Casey Tuller
DSN 221-3158 or COMM (703)325-3158. Army War College
POC is Phyllis Matthews or Phyllis Libbey, DSN 242-4714 or
COMM (717)245-4714. For more information, call the Officer
Records Section at 288-4656/4321.

SFC selection board
A Department of the Army selection board will convene
June 2 to consider soldiers for promotion to sergeant first class.
All staff sergeants with a date of rank of June 30, 1997, and
earlier, and a basic active service date between June 30, 1980,
and May 31, 1993, must physically update and reveiw their
personnel qualification records. For more information about
PQR reviews, call 288-6406/6560. For more information about
photographs, call 288-7403/4658. For more information about
NCOERs, call 288-7050/6652.

Pens pose peril
The 24th Medical Group is recalling all the "Putting Preven-
tion into Practice" pens. The pens have a dangerous defect
causing the top along with the spring to pop off and go shoot-
ing across the room without the user doing anything out of the
ordinary. Please return the pens to the Primary Care Clinics
on Howard or Fort Clayton. The pens are navy blue with
black trim and white lettering.


Ration inspections
Air Force units storing rations (Meals Ready-to-Eat and
survival rations, etc.) should notify the Public Health Flight to
ensure inspections are completed as required by regulation.
For more, call Senior Airman Jeffrey Rigdon at 284-4371/4539.

Mosquito fogging schedule
Because of the dry season and the decrease of mosquitoes
in the community, the Directorate of Engineering and Housing
has changed the ongoing mosquito fogging schedule as follows:
Fort Clayton 6 - 8 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday; Corozal 8 - 9
p.m. Tuesday and Thursday; Empire Range 6 - 7 p.m. Mon-
day and Friday; Fort Kobbe/Camp Rousseau 7 - 8:30 p.m.
Monday and Friday; Balboa (College and High School) 8:30 -
9 p.m. Monday and Friday; and Cocoli 6 - 8 p.m. Monday and
Friday. For more information, call Carlos Fong at 285-5248.

Annual leave donations
Annual leave donations are currently being accepted from
civilian employees for the following employee: Alexandria C.
Pretto, Theater Support Brigade, S-3. You can donate as little
as one hour of your annual leave - any amount will help. For
more information, call the Directorate of Civilian Personnel,
Labor and Employee Relations Division at 285-4246/4247, or
stop by our office in Building 560, Room 201, Corozal.

Shuttle information
The Howard Express Shuttle serves customers 6 a.m.- 8
p.m. with stops at Farfan Housing, four Gateway bus stops,
Passenger Terminal, Tradewinds Dining Hall, Mountain View
Chapel, Howard Theater and Howard Commissary. The
shuttle starts and ends at the Howard Commissary every 15
minutes. For details call 284-5058. The Army's Corozal PX
shuttle operates hourly Monday-Friday from 5 a.m. - 6 p.m.
with stops at Howard's Main Gate, Commissary, Post Office
and Passenger Terminal. For details call 285-5957. Since the
shuttle from Fort Clayton to downtown referral facilities is dis-
continued, active-duty and family members can take the
Clayton-Howard shuttle and transfer to the Howard-down-
town facilities shuttle. Call 284-6977 for details.

More money for meals
The dining facility is closed to non-meal card holders for the
lunch meal. As a result, non-meal card holders will now re-
ceive Rations-In-Kind not available for the lunch meal. Each
member receiving Basic Allowance for Subsistence will now
receive an additional 32 cents per day. If you are TDY or on
leave, however, BAS will revert back to the standard rate. This
additional BAS entitlement will be reported and "paid" at the
end of each month. For more information, contact the 24'
Comptroller Squadron at 284-5046/5101/4454/4902 or visit their
web site at (wwwmil.Howard.af.mil/squadrons/CPTS_page/
cpts.htm).

Navy tax problems
The Social Security Adminstration has encountered tax re-
porting problems for U.S. Navy personnel. This problem is for
1994 only, and does not effect other branches of service. For
more information, call Accounting and Finance at 284-4454/
4902/5101/5046, or for other finance facts visit the web site at
(wwwmil.Howard.af.mil/squadrons/cpts_page/cpts.him). Cus-
tomer service hours are 8 a.m. - 3 p.m. daily.


















Sports


March 19, 1999


Fort Clayton, Howard Air Force Base and Rodman Naval Station Panama Canal, Republic of Panama
Serving the Joint Community


Air Force
The HSFC is sponsoring a Soft-
ball Tournament March 26 - 28.
First 12 teams, double elimination.
Prizes for I st and 2nd place. Sign-
up by Monday.
The HSFC is sponsoring a Vol-
leyball Tournament April 9 - 11.
Sign-up starts Monday. Open to the
first eight teams to sign up.
The Howard Bowling
Center is looking
for bowlers to
bowl on their
upcoming "Fun
Mixed Leagues."
There is also reduced
price bowling on
Monday and Tues-
day. All games on
these days are $1
with free shoes.
Bowl three games,
get one free. For more informa-
tion, call 284-4190.
Free aerobics classes are held
9 a.m. Monday, Wednesdays and
Friday. Also 4:45 and 5:45 p.m.
Monday - Fridays. For more in-
formation, call the HFSC.
For more information on Air
Force sports, call the Howard Fit-
ness Sports Center at 284-3451.

Army
A USARSO bicycle race is
scheduled for April 11. Register at
the Reeder Gym before April 3.
Registration for a
5"10" and 5'11" bas- 0
ketball league is un-
derway at Reeder
Gym. League is
scheduled to begin
April 12.
Cl a y t o n
Bowling Center (
hours are as fol- I
lows: 9 a.m. - 8
p.m. Monday -
Thursdays, 9 a.m. -
10 p.m. Friday, noon
- 9 p.m. Saturday and 1 - 7 p.m.
Sunday.
Is your child having a birthday
.party and you're wondering what to
do? Why not have a kiddie birth-
day party at the Bowling Center?
Special package available. For
more information, call 288-5460.
Aerobic classes are available at
the Fort Kobbe Elementary
School Gym. The cost is $1 per
person. Classes are 5:45 - 6:45
p.m. Tuesday and Thursdays, and 9
- 10 a.m. on Saturdays. For more
information, call 284-3399.
Step aerobics instruction is
available at Reeder Fitness Center.
For more information, call 288-
5201.
Reeder Fitness Center has a
Therapeutic Massage service.
Experienced masseurs cover dif-
ferent techniques including shiat-
su, acupressure, reflexology, deep
muscle massage and more. For
more information or an appoint-
ment, call 288-4713/7861.
For more information on Army
sports call DCA Sports at 288-
5610/3866 or the Reeder Gym at
288-4713/7861.


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story and photos by
Sgt. Paul Bouchard
Tropic Times Editor
FORT CLAYTON -Back in Decem-
ber, three soldiers, Sgt. Randall Bivins,
Sgt. Lexie Tabias and Sgt. Kenyatta
Gaskins, came up with an idea of hosting
a 3-on-3 basketball tournament.
That idea came to fruition Saturday
on two basketball courts adjacent to
Fort Clayton's Big Bohio. Sixteen teams
signed up for the tourney where players
had to be 16 years of age or older.
Bivins said part of the idea of having
such a tournament was to have "some-
thing different in sports; something to
break the monotony."
Besides exciting hoop play, the event
also featured food, beverages, a DJ and
T-shirts for sale.
The rules for the tourney were as fol-
lows: Games last 20 minutes; teams are
allowed two timeouts per games; the
tourney is single-elimination; and any-
one can play as long as they are 16 years
of age.
A team made up of Panamanians
(team name Pedro Miguel) dominated
the competition. They won the champi-
onship match by a score of 15-2 over
second-place finisher Panama.
Pedro Miguel center Pierre Brown
had numerous blocked shots and four
slam dunks (three of which were alley-
oops) in the final game.
When asked to sum up his thoughts
on the tourney Bivins responded, "I'm
pleased with the turnout and the play.
We might have another tournament like
this in the near future."


Above, point guard Anthony Pearcy drives to the hoop
during the championship game. Left, Pedro Miguel
center Pierre Brown slams home two points, one of
four of his powerful dunks during the championship.


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SSports


Eastern Conference

W L T Pts
New Jersey 37 21 8 82
Pittsburgh 34 22 10 78
Philadelphia 30 22 17 77
N.Y. Rangers 29 30 9 67
N.Y. Islanders 19 41 9 47

Northeast Division
W L T Pts
Ottawa 38 20 8 84
Toronto 37 25 5 79
Buffalo 31 23 13 75
Boston 29 27 10 68
Montreal 27 31 9 63

Southeast Division
W L T Pts
Carolina 30 24 14 74
Florida 25 24 17 67
Washington 27 34 6 60
Tampa Bay 16 45 5 37

Western Conference

Central Division

W L T Pts
Detroit 33 28 6 72
St. Louis 29 28 10 68
Nashville 24 38 6 54
Chicago 19 39 9 47

Northwest Division

W L T Pts
Colorado 34 25 8 76
Calgary 26 31 10 62
Edmonton 25 32 10 60
Vancouver 20 37 11 51

Pacific Division

W L T Pts
Dallas 42 12 12 96
Phoenix 32 24 11 75
Anaheim 30 27 10 70
San Jose 25 28 14 64
Los Angeles 26 36 5 57




Eastern Conference

W L Pct GB
Miami 17 5 .773 -
Orlando 16 7 .696 1 /2
New York 14 9 .609 31/2
Philadelphia 12 9 .571 4 /2
Washington 9 13 .409 8
Boston 7 12 .368 8 V2
New Jersey 3 18 .143 131/2

Central Division

Indiana 15 6 .714 -
Atlanta 13 9 .591 21/2
Milwaukee 12 9 .571 3
Detroit 12 10 .545 31/2
Cleveland 10 10 .500 4
Toronto 8 12 .400 61/2
Charlotte 6 14 .300 81/2
Chicago 6 15 .286 9

Western Conference

Midwest Division
W L Pct GB
Utah 18 4 .818 -
San Antonio 14 8 .636 4
Houston 14 9 .609 41/2
Minnesota 13 10 .565 5/2
Dallas 8 15 .348 10 1/2
Denver 6 16 .273 12
Vancouver 4 19 .174 14 /2

Pacific Division

Portland 17 5 .773 -
L.A. Lakers 17 7 .708 1
Seattle 12 9 .571 4 V/2
Phoenix 12 10 .545 5
Sacramento 11 13 .458 7
Golden State 9 13 .409 8
L.A. Clippers 1 20 .048 15 1/2


Upcoming runs

A 21K run organized by the Isthmus Road Runners is
scheduled for 6 a.m. Sunday, starting at Pedro Miguel.
The Panama Armed Forces Running Association is
sponsoring 2, 3 and 5-mile runs 7 a.m. April 24 starting
at the Fort Clayton Pedestrian Gate.
For more information on runs, call Allen Jones at 288-
3310.


Cayuco time is here

Here is the schedule for the 1999 Boy Scouts of America
Ocean-to-Ocean Cayuco Race:


March 26
1:00 pm
2:00 pm
3:00 pmn
3:30 pm
4:15 pm

March 27
6:00 am

6:30 am
6:45 am
7:30 am
10:30 am
March 28
6:45 am

7:00 am
7:15 am
7:45 am
8:00 am
8:30 am
9:45 am
11:45 am
12:15 pm

12:30 pm


6:30 pm


All crews report at Cristobal Yacht Club.
Cayuco captain's meeting.
Begin launching cayucos.
Race starts
Finish at Aids to Navigation Landing, north
end Gatun Locks.

All crews report to boat ramp at south end of
Gatun Locks
Cayuco captain's briefing
Begin launching cayucos
Race starts
First cayucos arrive at Gamboa - Beacon 93

All crews report to Gamboa Airstrip - Beacon
89
Captain's briefing
Begin launching cayucos
Race starts -3rd Leg
First cayucos pass Beacon 93
Race Starts - 3rd Leg con't
First cayucos arrive at Las Cruces Landing
Cayucos move to starting line of final leg
Final Leg Starts - Miraflores Southeast -
Diablo Point
First cayuco crosses finish line at Diablo
Public Ramp
Award & Trophy presentations - Curundu
Middle School Cafeteria


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Sat. Paul Bouchard (Tropic Times)


'4


USARSO Softball Stats


MENS SOFTBALL
W


202nd
TSB
Seminoles
245th
SOCSOUTH
79th Band
118 MP Co.


WOMEN SOFTBALL
W


Stealers
Ladys First
New Attitude
After Shox
Balboa


Air Force Softball Stats


AMERICAN LEAGUE
W


CES
COMM
MED "A"
JIATF-S
SUPPLY
1-228th
SFS "B"


NATIONAL LEAGUE
W


640th "A"
OSS
CPTS/SVS
SFS "A"
TRANS
WEATHER
MXS
MED "B"









Fe ture Tropic Times
Fetr lMarch 19,1999


DEH hosts Organization Day


'Good morale booster' is a day of fun
for organization's employees.

story and photos by Sgt. Paul Bouchard
Tropic Times Editor
COROZAL - The Directorate of Engineering and
Housing held its annual Organization Day in typical
fun fashion March 12 at its softball field in Corozal. The
day's events included sports such as 3-on-3 basketball,
soccer and softball, a dominoes tournament, food and
beverages, music entertainment and the raffling off of
prizes.
"Organization Day is one day a year for our employ-
ees to have lunch and beverages and to play sports and
take part in various activities," said Lt. Col. Patrick L.
Staffieri, the DEH director. "It's a good morale booster."
Benn Hauman, the DEH deputy director, added, "The
significance of this event is that this day is where our
employees will see each other on an organization social
basis for the last time."
Staffieri said roughly 400 employees and 1,200 con-
tractors work at DEH.
Staffieri also presented Certificates of Appreciation
to the event's volunteers and plaques to members of
the winning sports teams.


DEH employees plot
their strategies in
one of the day's
popular activities, a
game of dominoes.
The DEH Organiza-
tion Day also in-
cluded sporting
events (basketball,
soccer and softball),
food to include
chorizo and steak
barbecue, seafood
and a fish fry, music
by DJ Gumbs and
his Fans Disco and a
Samba Group, and
door prizes. Each
year the Directorate
of Engineering and
Housing hosts an
Organization Day for
its roughly 400
employees and their
family members.
DEH Director Lt. Col.
Patrick L. Staffieri
presented certifi-
cates to the volun-
teers who organized
the event and
plaques to the
winning sports
teams.


Ag


What's an Organization Day without some
tunes. The DJ for the festivities was DJ Gumbs
and his fans Disco.


The DEH Organization Day included a 3-on-3
single elimination basketball tournament.
Here, a Magic player gets ready to drive to the
bucket against the defense of the Sonics. The
Sonics won the championship in a close
game, 19-17, over the Magic.


The food for the event included steak barbecue
and traditional Panamanian dishes.


The Samba Band Academicos do Samba play
their special blend of music as part of the musi-
cal entertainment.


--


Lt. Col. Patrick L. Staffieri presents Marisol
Picota with a Certificate of Appreciation for her
work on the event's planning committee.


Organization Day

Planning Committee

Janet Weade
Patrice Hogan
Marisol Picota
Rosa Tejada
Norman Richards
Alex Brathwaite
Anna Opel
Aurora Rodriquez, coordinator






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2 Tropic Times
12 March 19, 1999


News


118th MP Co. soldiers help perform force protection


story and photos by
1st Lt. Erin A. Phillips
118th Military Police Company (Airborne)
FORT CLAYTON - The new faces
greeting you at the gates of Fort Sherman,
Fort Clayton and Fort Kobbe belong to
the soldiers of the 118th Military Police
Company (Airborne). On March 2, the
118th Military Police Company (Airborne)
relieved the 66th Military Police Company
of force protection operations around the
USARSO community.
The 66th Military Police Company re-
cently returned to Fort Lewis, Wash., af-
ter serving six months with USARSO.
The 118th Military Police Company
(Airborne), stationed at Fort Bragg, N.C.,
falls under the 16th Military Police Bri-
gade (Airborne). The red beret these mili-
tary police wear is part of their uniform,
signifying they are members of an airborne
unit.
The paratroopers of the 118th will per-
form force protection operations through
the month of August. Third platoon of
the 118th is currently deployed to Fort
Sherman performing the same mission.
Once Fort Sherman closes, the platoon
will supplement the law enforcement mis-
sion on the Pacific side. Fourth Platoon


is deployed to Soto Cano Air Base in
Honduras as part of the Joint Security
Force. Some of the missions the soldiers
will perform include manning the gates,
mobile and walking patrols, surveillance
operations, and protective service. In
addition, the soldiers will continue to train
on individual and squad level tasks.
First Sgt. Brian Lambert stated, "This
deployment provides our soldiers the
challenge of performing their law enforce-
ment mission in a diverse culture."
The 118th MP Co. has a long history
of serving in this theater. In 1966, the com-
pany secured the XVIII Airborne Corps
headquarters in rebellion in the Domini-
can Republic. During the invasion of
Grenada in 1983, the company was re-
sponsible for the speedy evacuation of
students from St. George's University,
running the prisoner of war/detainee fa-
cility, and the evacuation of the Soviet
Embassy. In 1989 the company deployed
to Panama as an augmentation security
force to the Marines. In 1994, the unit
deployed to Haiti in support of Operation
Uphold Democracy and again in 1995 in
support of the United Nations Mission.
June 1 marks the mission termination
of the 534th Military Police Company.


Soldiers from the 118th MP Co., (Airborne) out of Fort Bragg, N.C., are
assisting with force protection operations at Forts Sherman, Clayton and
Kobbe through the month of August.


After this date, the 118th assume the force
protection mission with supplements from
rotational National Guard and Army Re-
serve units. Although the number of per-


sonnel working and residing on Fort
Clayton continues to decrease, the num-
ber of Military Police patrols will remain
the same.


Fed employees 'eat' official travel costs


Officials say people are still unaware
of April 1998 DoD policy change

by Staff Sgt. Amy Hickey
AMC News Service Editor
SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE, Ill. - Since the Defense
Department amended its policy on official travel nearly a
year ago, its Office of Hearing and Appeals has received
and denied hundreds of appeals from federal employees
who inappropriately purchased tickets for official travel.
The "rules," which are actually Defense Department
directives, specify that when arranging travel, all gov-
ernment employees - military or civilian - must use a
commercial ticket office contracted by the government;
an in-house travel office such as a base traffic manage-
ment office; or a General Services Administration travel
management center.
Though the rules have been in place since January
1995, they were rarely enforced, said Master Sgt. Milton
Lawrence, chief of customer service for the finance of-
fice here.
That changed in April 1998, when the Defense De-
partment amended the policy to stipulate that travelers
who arranged transportation through a non-authorized
ticketing agency were not authorized reimbursement, he
said.
"The only exception is if unusual circumstances ex-
ist, such as the non-availability of a government-ap-
proved ticketing agency," Lawrence said. "Non-avail-
ability doesn't mean the base travel office is closed for
the day. It means that there isn't a government-approved
travel office located in the general area."
Though the DoD policy change has been in effect for
nearly a year, Lawrence said many people still haven't
caught on.
Why did the Defense Department suddenly decide to
get tough on these "offenders?"


"It's simply a matter of economics," Lawrence said.
"The government has contracts with several airlines
to provide reduced rates for official travel, and it pays
for these special rates."
Lawrence said he believes many people are trying to
save the government money when they book their own
flights (advanced super-saver fares can often be lower
than the government rates), but they are in effect creat-
ing a breech of contract.
"I recently received a request for reimbursement from
a captain whose father is a pilot for Northwest Airlines."
he said. "He decided to purchase his tickets for an up-
coming TDY directly from the airline so he could take
advantage of his family member's discount and save the
Air Force some money.
Even though the captain "saved" the Air Force al-
most $200, he still will most likely not be reimbursed the
$80 he spent on the tickets because he did not purchase
the tickets through any approved agency.
Lawrence said many people have had a hard time
adjusting to the policy because in their words, "it just
isn't common sense," but they should keep in mind that
contracted fares offer them protection.
For instance, if travelers need to change their tickets,
there are no fees involved and they are protected from
any processing fee.
"I've seen many employees who purchased their tick-
ets in advance at a discount rate, only to have their trip
canceled," he said.
"And guess what? They can't return their tickets or
get their money back because they didn't buy the tick-
ets from a government-approved agency."
To make sure people don't wind up paying the trans-
portation costs for official travel, Lawrence said they
should always contact their local traffic management
office or commercial ticket office before purchasing air-
line tickets.


Air Force changes force structure


WASHINGTON (AFPN) - Air Force officials re-
cently announced changes in the service's force struc-
ture affecting the operating locations of people, aircraft
and organizations across the United States.
These changes result from mission changes, adjust-
ments for efficiency, congressional directives and imple-
mentation of the expeditionary aerospace force concept.
Included in this announcement are changes to man-
power authorizations required to implement the EAF
concept, anticipated to become operational by Jan. I,
2000. EAF is a fundamental and evolutionary change for
the Air Force.
It is a shift to an expeditionary mindset and a vision
for how the service will organize, train, equip and sus-
tain aerospace forces to meet the requirements of the
national military strategy and the challenges of a chang-
ing global security environment.
Also included in the report was news that MacDill


Air Force Base, Fla.. will gain 75 military positions in
fiscal 1999 due to the "drawdown of U.S. forces in Panama
and the relocation of the counterdrug mission.
The additional manpower authorizations associated
with the EAF will help relieve tempo concerns associ-
ated with deployment commitments by providing addi-
tional authorizations to the units that will bear the brunt
of the Air Force's deployment taskings.
Also included in the force structure announcement
are significant changes affecting the Air Force Research
Laboratory.
As the Air Force evolves to an expeditionary aero-
space force, according to the announcement, it must
place more emphasis on space.
Prior to making any decisions concerning a major
movement of forces, the Air Force will fully comply with
the spirit and requirements of the National Environmen-
tal Policy Act.


Congress debates

military pay

WASHINGTON (Army News Service) - A raise
in pay next year for military members seems pend-
ing - the question is, how much?
Congress is currently examining options for ser-
vice-wide pay raises and a revamped retirement sys-
tem proposed in President Bill Clinton's FY 2000
defense budget, according to a Department of De-
fense official. The president's proposal includes a
4.4-percent across-the-board pay raise for service
members and DoD civilian employees.The Senate
has recommended a 4.8-percent across-the-board-
raise for military and civilians. Both the proposed
4.4- and 4.8-percent across-the-board raises exceed
anticipated private-sector pay hikes and estimated
inflation rates, officials said.
By law, Congress must approve any proposed
changes in military pay or retirement compensation,
according to DoD officials.Any congressionally
approved across-the-board military/DoD civilian
pay raises for next year will likely become effective
Jan. 1, 2000, officials said, however, it can't be pre-
dicted when such raises would be approved.
In addition to the across-the-board pay raise,
both the President's and the Senate's pay raise pro-
posals include additional "targeted pay" adjust-
mrnents that would take effect July 1, 2000. The addi-
tional compensation would be targeted primarily to
mid-level noncommissioned and commissioned

The additional compensation
would be targeted primarily to
mid-level noncommissioned
and commissioned officers,
and would generally reward
performance over length of
service, according to DoD
compensation officials.

officers, and would generally reward performance
over length of service, according to DoD compen-
sation officials. If approved, officials said, this added
pay would be distributed in amounts of 0.1 to 5.5
percent. The president's proposed FY '00 DoD bud-
get recommended the repeal of the so-called
"Redux" military retirement system, and the resur-
rection of the previous 50-percent retirement sys-
tem. Enacted in 1986, "Redux" pays service mem-
bers 40-percent of basic pay after 20 year's service.
The Senate has recommended that service mem-
bers choose between a 40-percent retirement sys-
tem after 20 year's service, plus a $30,000 lump-sum
payment; or the 50-percent retirement system, ac-
cording to officials.


























March 19, 1999


Tropictivities

Fort Clayton, Howard Air Force Base and Rodman Naval Station Panama Canal, Republic of Panama Page BI
Serving the Joint Community


The girls out in the audience give the 79th Army Show Band their sign of approval at the David International Fair..


It's 'The End of An Era'


Army Show Band gives last performance


story and photos by Sgt. Tywanna Gordon
Tropic Times assistant editor
"No pares. Sigue, sigue." Translated, that's
"Don't stop. Keep going, keep going." That's exactly
what the crowd screamed out while the 79th Army
Show Band gave their last performance Saturday and
Sunday at the David International Fair in the Province
of Chiriqui.
For years, the Show Band has performed at several
fairs throughout Panama and their fans no them by
name.
"I have lived here for 48 years and I always come
to the David Fair just to see the Army perform," Tony
Bibbo said.
"It's a great treat to see the band perform. They
play everything from salsa to merengue to tipico.
What the band has done is fostered a good interna-
tional relationship between the two countries. My
wife and I will miss them when they leave."
The band gave two performances Saturday and
Sunday night. They were joined by a local singer,
Betty Guerra, Sunday night and the crowd loved it.
They were also televised on Television Canal 2, a
local station in David.
Don't be alarmed if you think you've missed the
last of their performances. The 79th Army Band will
give a dry season concert March 28 and April 25, 6
p.m. at the Goethals Monument in Balboa. For more
information, call 288-5718.


V-
Sgt. Scott Elliot provides the smooth salsa sounds on the
baritone saxophone.


1st Sgt. Luis E. Branch keeps the
crowd going.


Sgt. Arturo Flores handles percussion and Spc. Joshyln People of all generations en-
Heffernan handles the drums. joy the band.


Movies
Page B5: AAFES theaters
have fantastic films to feed
your flick fever. Have re-
newed vision in the movie
At First Sight. When Amy 1 0
falls in love with Virgil, she convinces
him to undergo eye surgery to restore his
sight. They learn everything has a price.


Costa Rica trip
The upcoming trip to Costa Rica is
March 26. Now is the time to reserve your
vacation. Take a four-hour drive to
Arenal Volcano or go white water raft-
ing. It's a beautiful place to be. The
weather is mild compared to Panama.
For more information, contact Ocean
Breeze Recreation Center at 289-6699.


PR Open Forum
The Valent Recreation Center is host-
ing a "Living and Working in Puerto
Rico Open Forum" 9 a.m. Thursday and
Friday at the Valent Recreation Center.
Commonwealth of Puerto Rico and
Chamber of Commerce representatives
will provide information. For informa-
tion, call Janice Connolly at 288-5314.


David
Fair
Visit the
David
Interna-
tional Fair
in Chiriqui
which
ends
Sunday.










Tropic Times
B2d March 19, 1999


S Notices


Trips ad tour


Air Force
*Outdoor Recreation: 284-6107
Tours depart from Howard Theater.
Parara Puru Indian village tour 8
a.m. - 4 p.m. Saturday and March 28,
$22. Take a cayuco ride along the
Chagres River to visit the unique
Parara Puru Indian community and ex-
perience their social lifestyle and wit-
ness their primitive customs dating
back 500 years. Bring a sack lunch and
don't forget the camera.
Peacock Bass fishing 5 a.m. - 2
p.m. Sunday, $25. Be prepared to catch
a boat load of fish while peacock bass
fishing near Arenosa Village on Gatun
Lake. Bring your own fishing gear,
lunch and refreshments. Transporta-
tion, boat with guide, bait, ice and
coolers for fish and fish cleaning are
provided.
Barro Colorado Island tour 6:30
a.m. - 3 p.m. Monday, $65. See Mother
Nature at her best on this boat tour of
Barro Colorado, home to one of the
Smithsonian Institute's Tropical Re-
search Centers. The untamed island is
in Gatun Lake, and is overflowing with
beautiful tropical plants and animals.
Fee includes transportation and box
lunch.
Italian dining in Panama City 6 - 10


p.m. Wednesday, $7. Come join us and
enjoy dinner the Italian way.
Ecological Canal tour 9:30 a.m. - 5
p.m. Thursday, $60. Don't miss this
unique tour of the Las Americas Inter-
oceanic National Park. Includes a boat
ride along the Panama Canal and Gatun
Lake, a visit to a Chocoe Indian village,
barbecue meal,drink and a tour guide.
Don't forget your camera.
Chagres River canoeing and barbe-
cue 8 a.m. - 2 p.m. March 27, $20. You'll
love the thrill of this canoe trip down the
beautiful, mighty Chagres River. Cost in-
cludes transportation, guide, canoes,
safety equipment and a delicious barbe-
cue lunch. Bring sunscreen, hat, snacks
and drinks for the river trip.
El Valle horseback riding trip 7 a.m.
- 4 p.m. March 27, $24. Ride a horse and
explore the countryside in El Valle, the
beautiful mountain valley located in the
interior of Panama. El Valle's lush vegeta-
tion, colorful flowers, waterfalls, ancient
Indian petroglyphs and cooler tempera-
tures make it one of Panama's popular
tourist attractions. Cost includes trans-
portation, horses and guide. Bring your
own lunch or dine in a local restaurant.
Rio Mar Beach trip 7 a.m. - 4 p.m.
March 28, $14/person. Spend the after-
noon on one of Panama's finest


beaches. Don't miss it and bring your
camera.

Army
*Outdoor Recreation Center: 288-
7355/6453
Reservations for outings are under
way at Building 178, Fort Clayton.
Horseback riding at Cermefio
Saturday.
Fishing in Gatun Lake - Saturday.
El Valle canopy tour Sunday.
Kayaking ocean adventure Sun-
day.
The Mamoni overnight trip is
available. Includes a two-hour drive
into Chep6 and a three-hour horse-
back ride. Enjoy typical food, rustic
sleeping accommodations and activi-
ties. Not meant for the mild at heart.
For more information, call the center.
*Valent Recreation Center: 288-
6500
Make early reservations for tours:
Visit historic Panama City founded
in 1506 and destroyed and sacked by
pirate Henry Morgan. Tour the Casco
Viejo founded in 1676, reminiscent of
its Spanish and French heritage. Stop
at San Jose Church to see their
Golden Altar, the National Theater,
Las Bovedas and the new Canal Mu-


seum. For more information, call the
center.
Isla Grande 6:30 a.m. Saturday. Stop
at Portobelo to see the Black Christ.
El Valle 6:30 a.m. Sunday. Enjoy
shopping in the native market which is
only open on Sundays. You'll be able
to purchase handicrafts such as soap-
stone carvings, bateas, and pottery.
Enjoy lunch at Hotel Campestre.
Don't forget your camera.
Shopping tour 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Thurs-
day. Visit Central Avenue, El Dorado
and Los Pueblos shopping malls, the
most popular shopping area in town.
For more information, call the center.
Dinner tours 7 p.m. Friday. A dif-
ferent restaurant is visited each week.
Summer tours kickoff Saturday
with two beach tours: El Palmar
Beach Saturdays and Rio Mar Beach
Sunday. Don't miss it. For more infor-
mation, call the center.
Carlson Wagonlit offers the lowest
military air fares, hotel, car rental dis-
counts and more. Service also in-
cludes: Special weekday rates at
Gorgona beachfront cabins; Chiva
Parrandera on Thursdays, Fridays
and Saturdays and partial Canal Tran-
sits. Ior more information,-call 288-
7077.


1 - 31 March


Contribute!


"Soldiers helping soldiers"


Info: 288-7895


Air Force
*Howard Community Center:
284-6161
The center is located on the Ground
Floor of Building 707. New hours:
7:30 a.m. - 7 p.m. Monday - Fridays,
noon - 6 p.m. Saturday, closed Sun-
days and holidays and noon - 6 p.m.
down days.
Jewelry show and sale 11 a.m. - 5
p.m. Friday. You don't have to go off
base to shop fine jewelry.
Souvenir vendors bazaar 11 a.m. -
5 p.m. Saturday. We bring the ven-
dors to you at Howard Parade Field.
come by and see for yourself.
*Howard Skills Development
Center: 284-6361
The Balloon Shop is located in the
Skills Development Center, Building
711. Check our daily specials and make
someone smile. The Skills Develop-
ment Center now has the Balloon Shop
and Pack-N-Wrap with gifts, balloons
and wrappings for shipping for all oc-
casions.
*Outdoor Adventures: 284-6107
Rent Howard bohios and pools for
private parties or squadron functions.
If you wish to serve alcohol, you must


submit a letter of request to the 24th
Support Group deputy commander at
least four working days before the
event.
*Howard AFB Sports and Recre-
ation Rental Center: 284-6107/3539
Check out the wide variety of
equipment for rent, camping, fishing
and boating, home entertainment,
home improvement, outdoor, picnic &
party, sports and cooking equipment
for a minimal fee daily, weekend and
weekly rental. PCSing? If so, get $5 off
weekly and monthly rentals on TVs,
VCRs and TV/VCR combos. Must be
accompanied by orders. Rent a moun-
tain bike for a month or week and re-
ceive a free water bottle.

Army
*Valent Recreation Center: 288-
6500
Private tours for 10 - 15 people can
be arranged. Advance reservation and
payment required for any tours listed
or other local tours. The center also
provides music rooms, movies on
weekends, slot machine, pool tables,
ping pong tables and rental service.


Art ad rat


Air Force
*Howard Skills Development
Center: 284-6361
The center accepts commercial
credit cards.
Registration and payment are re-
quired before attending classes.
Classes will be cancelled 24 hours
prior if minimum participation is not
met.
Stained glass workshop 10 a.m. - I
p.m. Saturday, $12.50 plus supplies.
Three sessions.
Artificial flower arranging 10 a.m.
- noon Saturday and March 27, $10
plus supplies.


Beaded earings noon - 4 p.m. Satur-
day, $10. Must be at least 12-years-old.
Tool sale 9 a.m. - noon Saturday at
Building 722.

Army
*Fort Clayton Arts and Crafts Cen-
ter: 288-5957/7360
Drawing and acrylic painting 2 - 4
p.m. Sunday and 7 - 9 p.m. Wednes-
days. Watercolor and oil painting tech-
niques 7 - 9 p.m. Thursday. Painting sup-
plies are not included in the fee. Regis-
ter in advance. Call for details.
Crafts classes available:
Pottery class I p.m. Wednesday.


Woodworking qualification class
9:30 a.m. - noon Saturdays.
Framing instruction 6:30 - 9 p.m.
Thursday. Call for details.
Guitar construction 7 - 9 p.m. Thurs-
day.
*Fort Clayton Ceramics Shop: 288-
4360
Ceramic instruction available: Learn
the fine art of ceramics. Classes are of-
fered at all levels.
Beginner's ceramic painting 6 - 8
p.m. Thursday. Fee is $20.
Ceramic qualification 10 a.m. - 12:30
p.m. Saturday.
Ceramic orientation for pouring 2 - 3


p.m. Wednesday.
Pastel chalk technique 4 - 5 p.m.
Wednesday, $10 plus supplies.
Eye painting 7 p.m. Wednesday, $5.
Dry brush technique 2 - 3 p.m.
Thursday.
Airbrush classes, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Friday, $5.
Advance registration required for
the following courses:
Clay Flower making 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Sunday, $15. Four sessions. Join us
at the center and don't miss the won-
derful class.
Learn to apply Fiesta Color 2 - 4
p.m. Sunday. Cost $20. Four sessions.


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Notices


Tropic Times
March 19,1999


CRicatrip
Army
* Ocean Breeze Recreation Center: 289-6699
Upcoming trip to Costa Rica is March 26. Now is the
time to plan and reserve your vacation. Take a four-hour
drive to Arenal Volcano, a beautiful place to be. While
you're there, experience one of the tours to volcanoes, the
rain forest or water rafting. The weather is mild compared
to Panama. You may even need a sweater in some parts of
the country. For more information on available trips con-
tact the Ocean Breeze Recreation centers at the above num-
ber or your local travel agencies. Optional tours available.
* Sherman Rental Center: 289-6104
Motorboat operator's safety classes are held 10 a.m. Sat-
urdays at the Sherman Lagoon. Fee is $10. Space is limited
to the first 10 participants. Sign up in advance. Call your
Recreation Center now.
Charters aboard the pontoon boat: Great for fishing or
cruises. Fee is $30 hourly and includes captain, crew, tackle
and ice. Maximum 10 persons. For more information, call the
center.


Spca eet


Party in the Park
* Fort Clayton
The Directorate of Community Activities is hosting
Party in the Park III, March 26 at Fort Clayton's
Jarman Field. The Festivities begin at 4 p.m. with face
painting, clown with balloons, inflatables, rides, snow
cones, cotton candy, popcorn and join us at 8 p.m for
the presentation of local and international groups.
For more information, call 288-7309.


Last Blast Fun Run
+ Howard Hangar #1
Howard Air Force Base is hosting the Last Blast Fun
Run at 6:30 a.m. March 27. Come join us and bring
your family and friends for this early run. The Fitness
Center will offer free T-shirts for the first 100 to finish.
Enjoy the 25 cent hamburgers and hotdogs, volley ball
and horseshoe tournament, kids games and rides at
the Flightline from noon - 8 p.m.


End of an Era Concert
* Balboa Goethals Monument
The 79th Army Band is hosting the End of and
Era Concert 6 p.m. March 28 at the Goethals Monu-
ment in Balboa. Come join us and enjoy variety
rhythm of the extraordinary band. Bring your family
and friends and don't forget your lawn chairs, blan-
kets, beverages and snacks. For more information,
call 288-5718/5550.


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Air Force
*Howard Community Center:
284-6161
Beginner, intermediate and ad-
vanced English and Spanish classes.
Call the center for more information.
*Howard Pool: 284-3569
Hours of operation: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Tuesday - Sunday and holidays.
Closed Monday.
Water Aerobics 8:30 - 9:30 a.m.
Tuesday and Thursdays, $2/class,
call for more information.
*Howard Auto Skills Center:
284-3370
Hours: 11 a.m. - 7 p.m Tuesdays -
Thursdays, 11 a.m. - 6 p.m. Friday, 9
a.m. - 5 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Sunday and closed Mondays and
holidays.
Vehicle resale lot: Planning to sell
your car? Contact Auto Skills at
Howard.
Services: Towing 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Tuesday - Thursdays, 11 a.m. - 6
p.m. Friday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m Saturdays
(as long as a qualified driver is on
duty). If a tow extends beyond 5:30
p.m., there is an additional hourly
charge. Air conditioning repair, brak-
es, oil changes, tune-ups, front-end
alignment and welding available.
Vehicle inspection services 11
a.m. - 7 p.m. Tuesday - Thursdays, 11
a.m. - 6 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Saturday, 11 a.m: - 5 p.m. Sunday
self help and closed Mondays. Cost
is $10.25. Have your vehicle inspect-
ed at the center in Building 722. Ve-
hicles cannot be left for inspections.
Call the center for details.


*Howard Wood Skills Center: 284-
4510
For wood shop needs, please contact
the Fort Clayton Wood Shop.

Army
*Fort Clayton Boat & Scuba Shop:
288-7355/6453
Fishing enthusiasts are invited to par-
ticipate in a Bass Fishing Tournament
through May. There's a $50 cash prize
per month and a $200 cash prize for the
Grand Finale. Resigter now at Building
178, Fort Clayton.
Motorboat operator course offered 8
a.m. - noon monthly. Fee is $10 for Jon
boat certification, $20 for Boston Whaler/
ocean certification. Advance reservation
required.
Gatun Lake fishing charters avail-
able, $30/person, minimum of three
people, includes Jon boat w/30hp. In-
cludes boat, guide, cooler, fishing tackle,
bait and safety equipment.
Open-water dive classes begin Mon-
days. Minimum of six people required.
Includes pool sessions, theory sessions
and open-water dives. Register in ad-
vance.
The Scuba Shop has equipment for
rent, advanced instruction and services
to include repairing spear guns, regula-
tors and gauges.
*Auto Craft Center:
The center is located in Buildings
178-A, B, C and Building 135, Fort
Clayton.
The shop features work-area bays,
electric lifts, instructions and classes.
Electric engine analysis 4 - 9 p.m.
Monday.


Air-conditioning
maintenance 2 p.m.
Monday, Thurs-
days and Fridays.
Noon - 5 p.m. Satur-
days, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m
Sunday.
Wheel alignment
3 - 9 p.m. Monday,
Thursday and Fri-
days.
Brake repair
class I - 9:30 p.m.
Friday.
*Fort Sherman
Auto Shop Building
153:
Hours of opera- U
tion: noon - 4 p.m.
Sunday, closed
Monday and Tues-
days, 4 - 8 p.m.
Wednesday, Thurs-
days and Fridays
and 10 a.m. - 6 p.mrn
Saturday and holi-
days.
The shop has four
bays with one en-
gine lift, tire-chang-
ing equipment, en-
gine hoist, a com-
pressor to remove shocks and various
other equipment.
SValent Recreation Center: 288-
6500
New hours of operation: 9 a.m. -9
p.m. Monday - Fridays, noon - 9 p.m.
Saturday, Sundays and holidays. Regis-
ter for ongoing classes.
Spanish headstart class, eight week
course, meets twice a week. Intermediate


Spanish classes available.
Fee includes manual. For more inlforna-
tion, call the center.
Piano classes Mondays - Thurs-
days, half-hour sessions.
Basic English classes 10 a.m. -
12:10 p.m. Tuesday and Thursdays.
Intermediate English Mondays and
Wednesday. For more information,
call the center at 288-6500.


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Arenal Sgt. Tywanna Gordon (Tropic Times)


The Arenal volcano in Costa Rica erupts almost every day. Call the Fort Sherman
Ocean Breeze Recreation Center at 289-6699 and make your reservation now.










/B4 Tropic Times
B4 March 19, 1999


L Potpourri


The Directorate of Civilian Personnel is accepting
applications on a continuous basis for the following
announcements. All interested applicants need to re-
submit an updated SF-171 every six months. Registers
established from these announcements will be used to fill
temporary positions.

VB# 51-OC General Clerical, NM-4 (Used to fill most
clerical positions). *

VB# 52-OC Sales Store Checker, NM-3 (Intermittent
wk sch). *

* Effective with this announcement and until further
notice, the written test for all temporary appointments
to clerical positions at grades NM-2, 3, and 4 is waived.

VB# 55-OC Secretary (Typing/Office Automation),
NM-5, specialized experience required.

56th Signal Battalion Open Continuous Announ-
cements

OPEN: 10-17-97 CLOSE: Will remain open until
further notice.

NOTE: The announcements listed below will be used
to fill recurring (temporary/permanent) vacancies within
various divisions of the 56th Signal Battalion. Interested
candidates should ensure that their application package is
complete in order to receive proper consideration (i.e.
SF171, OF-612, Resume, DD-214 if claiming veteran's
preference, SF-50, current performance appraisal).

NON-MANUAL POSITIONS:

VB# 21SIG Telecommunication Specialist, NM-39 1-11
VB# 26SIG Telecommunication Specialist, NM-391-09
VB# 30SIG Telecommunication Specialist, NM-391-7/9

RECRUITMENT INFORMATION:

HOW TO APPLY: Submit an SF-171, OF-612 or Resume
to the Job Information Center, JIC, Building 560, Room
102, Corozal, by 4:14 PM on the closing date of the
announcement. YOUR application must include: (1)
Member 4 copy of the DD-214, if claiming veterans
preference, (2) copy of college transcripts or PBCE Form
540, if claiming education, (3) copy of CASP notice of
rating, if applicable, (4) copy of latest SF-50 if you are a
current or previous federal employee. (If you are a
temporary federal employee and have not received an
official performance rating, please submit a memo/letter
from your current supervisor regarding your
performance).

IMPORTANT NOTE: All U.S. citizens and third country
nationals applying for positions announced by this agency
must attach copy of one the following documents: U.S.
citizen/third country national bilingual ID card, issued to
civilian/military command sponsored family members;
cedula; VI-2 card; VI-3 card, provisional permit of
permanency card, permit in process.

VB# VACANCIES, TITLE AND LOCATION OPEN:
03-19-99 CLOSE: 03-30-99

219-99-SC ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION SPE-
CIALIST, NM-028-11. DRMO, Environmental Branch,
Corozal, Panama. Spec. Exp.: 1 yr. equiv. to NM-09.
TIG: 1 yr at NM-09. NOTE: Limited to career/career
conditional employees. Limited tp DRMO employees.
TEMPORARY PROMOTION NTE 09/30/99.

221-99-SC BUDGET ASSISTANT, NM-561-6. 9th
Army Signal Command, Resource Management Division,
Fort Clayton, Panama. Spec. Exp.: I yr. equiv. to NM-
05. NOTE: Must be a qualified typist (40 wpm). Driver's
license is required. Office automation is required.
Temporary NTE 09/30/99.

222-99-SC SUPERVISORY SUPPLY TECHNICIAN
(PROPERTY BOOK OFFICER), NM-2005-07. DCA
Supply/Warehouse Division, Fort Clayton, Panama.
Spec. Exp.: 1 yr. equiv. to NM-06. TIG: I yr. at NM-06.
NOTE: Temporary NTE 09/30/99.

Howard AFB, Panama
Non-Appropriated Fund
The Howard Human Resources Office is seeking an
EDITORIAL ASSISTANT (O/A), NF-1087-I1.
Employment category is flexible. Qualification
requirements: Applicants must have one (1) year
equivalent to at least GS-4 years above high school. Must
have one year of experience in editing, proofreading and
preparing nontechnical data for publication. Required to
demonstrate possession of an adequate degree of
proficiency in typing methods using word processing
equipment. Editorial support skills and knowledge to
assure presentation and accuracy of grammatical
construction is required. HOW TO APPLY: All interested
applicants must submit Form 650, Application for Federal
Employment, Air Force NAF employees should submit
AF Form 2550 to 24 SVS/SVH, Building 708, Howard
AFB, Panama.


Clayton
*The Loop: 288-7035.
Enjoy the sports games on the TVs available in
CJ's Sports Bar and Grill. Delicious appetizers
available. Lunch is 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. Monday -
Fridays, dinner 5 - 9 p.m. Monday - Fridays and 4:30
- 9 p.m. Saturday and Sundays.
Prizmz opens until 11 p.m. Wednesday and
Thursday, I a.m. Friday, Saturdays and Sundays.
Ladies night 9 p.m. Saturday.
Select your favorite tunes tonight at 5 p.m. Over
100 CDs to choose from the 1950s to the 1990s.
*Clayton Community Club: 288-4716.
The Forum features Chef Rangel's special buf-
fets. Country buffet 5 - 9 p.m. Wednesday fea-
tures from ham hocks and fried chicken to black-eyed
peas. Seafood Fridays. Each evening is a treat on its own.
Sunday brunch 10:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. The best
deal in town, best value and best entertainment. En-
joy the hot and cold entrees, salads, breakfast items,
pastries and desserts. Great food and background
music.
The club features a special buffet 4:30 - 8 p.m.
Sunday in the ballroom. Members pay $5.95, special
rate for children 5 to 11-years-old and under 5 free.
Non-member fee available.
Entertainment: Enjoy Disco Wednesdays, Fri-
days and Saturdays in the Ballroom.
The Corral is open 7 p.m. - 2 a.m. Wednesday,
Friday and Saturdays. Join in for great country
sounds.
Tecno Latin Sounds 9 p.m. Wednesday, Fridays
and Saturdays at The Underground.
*Casa Maria: 288-5767
Authentic Mexican cuisine served 5 - 9 p.m.
Tuesday - Saturdays. Delivery service available on
Fort Clayton.
+La Mola Caf6: 288-4202
Breakfast 6:30 - 9:30 a.m. Monday - Fridays, 7 -
11 a.m. Saturday - Sundays; lunch 11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Monday - Fridays, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. Saturday - Sun-
days; dinner 5 - 8 p.m. daily.
*Cafe 519: 288-6007
Breakfast 6 - 11 a.m. Monday - Fridays.
Lunch 1 1 a.m. - 2 p.m. with hot specials, a salad
bar and sandwiches. Enjoy special buffet Thurs-
days.
*STRAC J.r. Club: 283-4119
STRAC Jr. Club is now open at Cocoli 5 - 10p.m.
Thursday - Sundays. Snacks and pool table are
available.


Sherman
*Sherman Community Club: 289-6116/6198
Disco nights 8 p.m. - I a.m. Friday and Saturdays.
Country and Western nights 8 - 11 p.m.
Thursday.
Fast food menu items served 5 p.m. Sunday -
Tuesdays, 6 p.m. Wednesday - Saturdays.


Howard
*Howard Club-Building 113: 284-4680.
Two Can Officers' Lounge, super social hour 5:30


-7 p.m. Friday. Live entertainment, DJ, great food
and company starts at 5:30 p.m.
Pub Fare 5 - 9 p.m. Wednesday - Saturdays.
*Tropic Breeze Club-Building 710: 284-4189
Cashiers hours: 10 a.m. - 9 p.m. Saturday -
Wednesdays, 9 a.m. - 9 p.m. Thursday, 9 a.m. - noon
Friday.
Closed for lunch 1:15 - 2 p.m. daily.
"A la Carte" Sunday breakfast 9 a.m. - noon.
Eggs-to-order, pancakes, bacon, sausage,
omelets, fresh breads, croissants and more.
A la Carte breakfast 6 - 9 a.m. Monday -
Fridays.
International lunch buffet 11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
$4.95. Friday: Southern buffet. Monday: All
American. Tuesday: Italian. Wednesday:
Mexican. Thursday: Oriental.
All ranks a la carte dining. 5:30 - 9 p.m.
Wednesday - Saturdays. A great menu with
appetizers, salads, soups and entrees to please
everyone.
Breezeway open 11 a.m. - 10 p.m. Monday -
Wednesdays and Thursdays, 11 a.m. - 11 p.m.
Tuesday and Fridays, I la.m. - 11:30 p.m.
Saturday and Sundays, noon - 11 p.m. Sunday.
Steak out 2:30 - 8 p.m. Sunday.
*Tropic Breeze Club Ballroom
Open for special functions only.
*Tropic Breeze Club Casual Cove: 284-4189.
Open 11 a.m. - midnight Mondays, Wednesdays
and Thursdays.
Members super social hour 11 a.m. - 1:30 a.m.
Friday.
Pool tournaments 6 p.m. Friday followed by
Alternative Rock, and Tecno.
Variety music noon - midnight Saturdays and 9
p.m. Sunday.
Karaoke evening with Rick 6 p.m. Sunday and
11 a.m. - 2 a.m. Tuesday.
Wednesday night new draft beer special.
Country dance lesson 7:30 p.m. Thursday
Members night and club card drawing 6:30 p.m.
Thursday. Social hour reduce price 4:30 - 7:30 p.m.
.All nighters 9 p.m. - 4 a.m. Saturday and March
20. Open to club members and their guests.
*Top 3 Enlisted Lounge: 284-4189
Live jazz 6:30 - 11 p.m. Sunday. All enlisted are
welcome.
Open 4 - 9 p.mn. Monday - Thursdays and 4 - 11
p.m. Friday.
Boss and buddy night social hour snacks 5:30
- 6:30 p.m. Monday.
*Mulligan's on the Green at Horoko: 283-
3295
Build your own breakfast 6 - 10 a.m. Saturday,
Sunday and holidays.
Weekly lunch and dinner 10 a.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Monday - Thursdays, 10 a.m. - 9:30 p.m. Friday,
6 - 9:30 p.m. Saturday and 6 a.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Sunday and holidays.
Mongolian barbecue 5:30 - 8:30 p.m. Monday,
$8.95 for the first 8-ounce and $4.95 for the
vegetarian version.
*Cafe Seven-O-Seven-Building 707: 284-5848
Open 6 a.m. - 7 p.m. Monday - Friday. Try our deli
sandwiches and pastries.


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Movies


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March 19,1999 B5


Location Friday Saturday Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday
Howard AFB No Show No Show 4 pm: You've Got 7 pm: At First 7 pm: Pay Back* 7 pm: John 7 pm: Pay Back*
284-3583 Mail** Sight* Carpenter's
6:30 pm: Patch Vampires
Adams
8:50 pm: Pay
Back*

Fort Clayton 4:30 pm: Message 4 pm: You've Got 4 pm: Message in 7 pm: Pay 7 pm: At First 7 pm: Pay Back 7 pm: John
288-7279 in a Bottle Mail** a Bottle Back* Sight* Carpenter's
8:50 pm: In Dreams 6:30 pm: Patch 6:30 pm: In Vampires
Adams Dreams
8:50 pm: Pay 8:50 pm: Celeb-
Back* rity

Fort Sherman 7 pm: Thin Red 7 pm: The Faculty 7 pm: The Thin No Show No Show No Show No Show
289-6251 Line* Red Line*




All movies are subject to change depending on R Restricted. Under 17 requires accompanying parent
arrival in country or adult guardian.
Tickets are available in five price categories: $3.50, $3, $1.75, PG-13 Parental guidance suggested for children under 13.
$1.50 and $1. *First run movies $3.50 **Special Price PG Parental guidance suggested.
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Showing Sunday at the Howard Theater.

At First Sight
Mira Sorvino, Val Kilmer.
When Amy falls in love with Virgil she convinces
him to undergo eye surgery to restore his sight. They
soon learn that all gifts come with a price and vision
is comprised of a multitude of senses. R, 2 hrs, 9
min.

Celebrity
Kenneth Branagh, Melanie Griffith
Kenneth Branagh stars as Woody Allen's alter ego,
an entertainment reporter obsessed by the objects of his
celebrity beat. Divorced from Judy Davis, he pursues his
interests in a number of well-known faces. Melanie Griffith
plays a semi-promiscuous movie star. Winona Ryder is
an actress on the rise. Leonardo DiCaprio plays a
temperamental celebrity brat, and Charlize Theron is a
supermodel. R, 2 hrs.

John Carpenter's Vampires
James Woods, Sheryl Lee
James Woods leads a team of Vatican-sponsored
vampire slayers in director John Carpenter's latest fright
fest. After destroying a bloodsuckers nest in New
Mexico, Team Crow hosts a celebration spoiled only by
the arrival of an ancient lord of darkness. Woods and
the remaining survivors pursue the 600-year-old varm-
pire through the high desert for one final confrontation.
R, 1 hr, 40 min.


Message in a Bottle
Kevin Costner, Robin Wright
Walking along a deserted stretch of
coastline, Robin Wright discovers a
romantic letter in a bottle. Her own de-
sire for romance motivates a search for
the heartbroken author. A dedicated
effort leads her to a widowed sailboat
builder, played by Kevin Costner. As
friendship and love develop, Costner
struggles with his past and a new
found passion. PG-13, 1 hr, 50 min.

Patch Adams
Robin Williams, Monica Potter
Robin Williams stars as a medical
student who believes that laughter is
the best medicine. While dangerous to
his career prospects, his funny antics
also challenge the industry to consider
the healing powers of humor. Based
on a true story. PG-13, 1 hr, 55 min.

Pay Back
Mel Gibson, Maria Bello
Mel Gibson plays a super-bad guy
on the relentless pursuit of his stolen
money. Gibson and his friend, played
by Gregg Henry, hit a Chinese gang
together and manage to steal $140,000.
Henry turns on Gibson, along with


Gibson's wife. Gibson seeks revenge against Henry and
tries to outsmart the police and the vengeful Chinese gang,
in order to get his own piece. R, 1 hr, 42 min.

The Faculty
Elijah Wood, Josh Hartnett
Elijah Wood suspects his high school faculty of being
more than a little alien. After some investigation, Wood dis-
covers a group of creatures (feeler) have taken on the teach-
ers forms and are planning to take over his small Texas town.
It's up to Woods and a breakfast club assortment of stu-
dents to stop the alien invasion. R, 1 hr, 41 min.

The Thin Red Line
Nick Nolte, John Travolta
During the battle on Guadalcanal Island in 1942 - 1943,
an Army rifle company named C for Charlie try to overtake
a Japanese stronghold, a hill known as "210." The taking
of the stronghold is secondary to how the lives of the men
are affected by their common quest. R, 2 hrs, 20 min.

You've Got Mail
Tom Hanks, Meg Ryan
Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan team up in the romantic com-
edy set in the age of e-mail. Hanks stars as an enterprising
bookstore owner who owns one of the largest chains in Man-
hattan. Ryan plays a young woman who operates a small
children's bookstore. The two booksellers face off in real life,
but unwittingly fall in love in cyberspace. PG, 1 hr, 56 min.


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Howard AFB

7 pm: Blast from the
Past (PG) Brendan
Fraser, Alicia Silverstone

7 pm: In Dreams (R).
Annette Bening, Robert
Downey Jr.


Fort Clayton

7 pm: Patch Adams
(PG-13) Robin Williams,
Monica Potter

7 pm: Pay Back (R) Mel
Gibson, Maria Bello


Fort Sherman

7 pm: Varsity Blues-
(R) John Voight, Amy
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5:00 Inside Politics
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Kitchen
10:30 California's Gold
1 1:00 Headline News
I 1:30 Navy/Marine Corps
News
12:00 Headline News
12:30 NCAA Basketball:
Division II
Championship (Teams
To Be Determined)
3:30 NCAA Basketball
Tournament:
Championship Regional
Finals
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12:00 Baywatch
1:00 Headline News
1:30 ESPNews
2:00 Washington Week In
Review
2:30 Wall Street Journal
Report
3:00 NCAA Basketball,
Women's Tournament
(T)
North Carolina vs
Purdue
5:00 Headline News
5:30 Hour Of Power





6:00 Showbiz Today
6:30 Classic Cartoon
7:00 New Advents.Of
Winnie The Pooh
7:30 Bobby's World
8:00 The Little Mermaid
8:30 Animaniacs
9:00 Aaahh! Real Monsters
9:30 Goosebumps
10:00 America's Family
Kitchen
10:30 California's Gold
11:00 Headline News
11:30 Navy/Marine Corps
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12:00 Headline News
12:30 NCAA Basketball:

Division II Champion-
ship
3:30 NCAA Basketball
Tournament:
Championship Regional
Finals
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12:00 Baywatch
1:00 Lakota Woman: Siege
At Wounded Knee (TV-
PG)
3:00 If These Walls Could
Talk (TV-PG)
5:00 Headline News
5:30 Hour Of Power


6:00 Sportscenter
7:00 Dateline NBC- Fri
8:00 ABC 20/20- Fri
9:00 Saturday Morning
10:00 Showbiz
10:30 Style with Elsa Klensch
I 1:00 Saturday
11:30 Page One w/Nick
Charles
12:00 NCAA Basketball,
Women's Tournament
Iowa State vs
Connecticut
2:00 NCAA Basketball,
Women's Tournament
Virginia Tech vs
Tennessee
4:00 NASCAR Truck Series:
Florida Dodge Dealers
400
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1:00 Headline News
1:30 ESPNews
2:00 Washington Week In
Review
2:30 Wall Street Journal
Report
3:00 NCAA Basketball,
Women's Tournament
(T)
North Carolina vs
Purdue
5:00 Motoworld
5:30 RPM 2Night




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7:00 Beverly Hills 90210
9:00 Foul Play (TV-PG)
I1:00 The View
12:00 Interior Motives
12:30 Home Matters
1:00 Grace Under Fire
1:30 Ellen
2:00 Murphy Brown
3:00 Beverly Hills 90210
5:00 Foul Play (TV-PG)
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12:00 7th Heaven
1:00 Two For The Road (TV-
PG)
3:00 The Sunshine Factory
3:30 Center Street
4:00 700 Club
4:30 Real Videos
5:00 Touched By An Angel


6:00 The Coral Ridge Hour
6:30 Creflo Dollar
7:00 Christopher Closeup
7:30 Lifestyle Magazine
8:00 Sunday Today
9:00 Magic School Bus
9:30 Arthur
10:00 "Dr.Quinn, Medicine
Woman"
11:00 Headline News
11:30 Army Newswatch
12:00 NCAA Basketball,
Women's Tournament
West Regional Semifina
12:30 NCAA Basketball
Tournament:
Championship Regional
Final
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12:00 Austin City Limits
1:00 Friday Night
2:00 Videolinks
3:00 PGA Golf: (T)
Bay Hill Invitational
(Final Round)


6:00 The Coral Ridge Hour
6:30 Creflo Dollar
7:00 Christopher Closeup
7:30 Lifestyle Magazine
8:00 Sunday Today
9:00 Magic School Bus
9:30 Arthur
10:00 "Dr.Quinn, Medicine
Woman"
11:00 Headline News
11:30 Army Newswatch
12:00 NCAA Basketball,
Women's Tournament
West Regional Semifina
12:30 NCAA Basketball
Tournament:
Championship Regional
Final
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12:00 Austin City Limits
1:00 Friday Night
2:00 Videolinks
3:00 Agnes of God (TV-PG)
5:00 Headline News
5:30 ESPNews


6:00 Sportscenter
7:00 Motor Week
7:30 This Week In Motor
Sports
8:00 Sunday Morning
9:00 CBS Sunday Morning
10:30 CBS Face the Nation
11:00 CNN International
11:30 Style w/Elsa Klensch
12:30 NBA Basketball:
Lakers at Magic
3:00 Headline News
3:30 Army Newswatch
4:00 CART Auto Racing:
Homestead CART Auto
Race
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12:00 Perspectives
1:00 George Michael Sports
Machine
1:30 Headline News
2:00 ABC This Week
3:00 PGA Golf: (T)
Bay Hill Invitational
(Final Round)


6:00 Promised Land
7:00 Dr.Quinn Medicine
Woman
8:00 7th Heaven
9:00 Two For The Road (TV-
PG)
11:00 The Sunshine Factory
11:30 Center Street
12:00 700 Club
12:30 Real Videos
1:00 Touched By An Angel
2:00 Promised Land
3:00 DroQuinn Medicine
Woman
4:00 7th Heaven
5:00 Two For The Road (TV-
PG)
See Prime 'rime table
12:00 ER
1:00 The Heavenly Kid (TV-
PG)
3:00 Doug
3:30 Rugrats
4:00 Simpsons
4:30 Home Improvement
5:00 Star Trek: Deep Space 9


6:00 NBC News At Sunrise
7:00 Today Show
9:00 Sesame Street
10:00 Mister Rogers'
Neighbrhd
10:30 Kiana's Flex Appeal
1 1:00 The Oprah Winfrey
Show
12:00 Headline News
12:30 Wheel Of Fortune
1:00 Port Charles
1:30 Guiding Light
2:00 General Hospital
3:00 Bonkers
3:30 Mister Rogers'
Neighborhood
4:00 In the Mix Specials
4:30 All That
5:00 Jeopardy!
5:30 Showbiz Today
See Prime Time table
12:30 ESPNews
1:00 Bugsy (TV-PG)
3:00 Dead Before Dawn (TV-
PG)
5:00 SCN News
5:30 ESPNews


6:00 NBC News At Sunrise
7:00 Today Show
9:00 Sesame Street
10:00 Mister Rogers'
Neighbrhd
10:30 Kiana's Flex Appeal
1 1:00 The Oprah Winfrey
Show
12:00 Headline News
12:30 Wheel Of Fortune
1:00 Port Charles
1:30 Guiding Light
2:00 General Hospital
3:00 Bonkers
3:30 Spiderman: Animated
Series
4:00 In the Mix Specials
4:30 All That
5:00 Jeopardy!
5:30 Showbiz Today
See Prime Time table
12:30 ESPNews
1:00 Bugsy (TV-PG)
3:00 Dead Before Dawn (TV-
PG)
5:00 SCN News
5:30 ESPNews


6:00 Sportscenter
7:00 Early Edition
8:00 Navy/Marine Corps
News
8:30 Army Newswatch
9:00 Headline News
9:30 Morning Business
Report
10:00 ABC Good Morning
America
12:00 NHL Hockey: (T)
Kings at Coyotes
3:00 MSNBC Time & Again
4:00 Headline News
4:30 Burden Of Proof
5:00 Inside Politics
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12:00 Headline News
12:30 Nightly Business
Report
1:00 Headline News
1:30 ESPNews
2:00 ABC Nightline
2:30 Headline News
3:00 ISKA Karate (T)
4:00 NCAA Basketball,
Women's Tournament
(T)
(Teams To Be
Determined)


6:00 Biography: Mary Tyler
Moore
7:00 Antiques Roadshow
8:00 ER
9:00 The Heavenly Kid (TV-
PG)
11:00 Doug
11:30 Rugrats
12:00 Simpsons
12:30 Home Improvement
1:00 Star Trek: Deep Space 9
2:00 Biography: Mary Tyler
Moore
3:00 Antiques Roadshow
4:00 ER
5:00 The Heavenly Kid (TV-
PG)
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12:00 NYPD Blue
1:00 Police Academy IV
(TV-PG)
3:00 Doug
3:30 Rugrats
4:00 Simpsons
4:30 Home hImproverent
5:00 Star Trek: Deep Space 9


6:00 NBC News At Sunrise
7:00 Today Show
9:00 Sesame Street
10:00 Blues Clues
10:30 Co-Ed Training
11:00 The Oprah Winfrey
Show
12:00 Headline News
12:30 Wheel Of Fortune
1:00 Port Charles
1:30 Guiding Light
2:00 General Hospital
3:00 Tailspin
3:30 Newton's Apple
4:00 Nick News
4:30 Scholastic Sports
America
5:00 Jeopardy!
5:30 Showbiz Today
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12:30 ESPNews
1:00 Headline News
1:30 ESPNews
2:00 ABC Nightline
2:30 Headline News
3:00 NHL Hockey: (T)
Sabres at Devils


6:00 NBC News At Sunrise
7:00 Today Show
9:00 Sesame Street
10:00 Blues Clues
10:30 Co-Ed Training
11:00 The Oprah Winfrey
Show
12:00 Headline News
12:30 Wheel Of Fortune
1:00 Port Charles
1:30 Guiding Light
2:00 General Hospital
3:00 Tailspin
3:30 Newton's Apple
4:00 Nick News
4:30 Scholastic Sports
America
5:00 Jeopardy!
5:30 Showbiz Today
See Prime Time table
12:30 ESPNews
1:00 20,000 Leagues Under
The Sea (TV-PG)
3:00 Wild Hearts Can't Be
Broken (TV-PG)
5:00 SCN News
5:30 ESPNews


6:00 Sportscenter
7:00 Dateline NBC Mon
8:00 ABC 20/20 Mon
9:00 Headline News
9:30 Morning Business
Report
10:00 ABC Good Morning
America
12:00 Boxing
2:30 RPM 2Night
3:00 MSNBC Time and
Again
4:00 Headline News
4:30 Burden Of Proof
5:00 Inside Politics
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12:30 Nightly Business
Report
1:00 Headline News
1:30 ESPNews
2:00 ABC Nightline
2:30 Headline News
3:00 NHL Hockey: (T)
Sabres at Devils


6:00 Tie New Explorers
7:00 Ancient Mysteries
8:00 NYPD Blue
9:00 Police Academy IV
(TV-PG)
11:00 Doug
11:30 Rugrats
12:00 Simpsons
12:30 Home Improvement
1:00 Star Trek: Deep Space 9
2:00 The New Explorers
3:00 Ancient Mysteries
4:00 NYPD Blue
5:00 Police Academy IV
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12:00 Melrose Place
1:00 Bang The Drum Slowly
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3:00 Doug
3:30 Rugrats
4:00 Simpsons
4:30 Home Improvement
5:00 Star Trek: Deep Space 9


6:00 NBC News At Sunrise
7:00 Today Show
9:00 Sesame Street
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11:00 The Oprah Winfrey
Show
12:00 Headline News
12:30 Wheel Of Fortune
1:00 Port Charles
1:30 Guiding Light
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3:00 Dangerous Liaisons
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7:00 Today Show
9:00 Sesame Street
10:00 Barney & Friends
10:30 Bodyshaping
11:00 The Oprah Winfrey
Show
12:00 Headline News
12:30 Wheel Of Fortune
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1:30 Guiding Light
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4:00 Saved By Bell: New
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3:00 Dangerous Liaisons
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7:00 Dateline NBC Tues
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9:30 Morning Business
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1:30 ESPNews
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2:30 Headline News
3:00 Figure Skating: (T)
'99 World Figure
Skating Champion-
ships
4:30 NBA 2Night
5:00 NBA 2Night
5:30 RPM 2Night







6:00 Secrets of War
7:00 Sea Tales
8:00 Melrose Place
9:00 Bang The Drum Slowly
(TV-PG)
11:00 Doug
11:30 Rugrats
12:00 Simpsons
12:30 Home Improvement
1:00 Star Trek: Deep Space 9
2:00 Secrets of War
3:00 Sea Tales
4:00 Melrose Place
5:00 Bang The Drum Slowly
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12:00 X-Files
1:00 Mrs. Delafield Wants
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3:00 Doug
3:30 Rugrats
4:00 Simspsons
4:30 Home Improvement
5.00 Star Trek Deep Space 9


6:00 NBC News At Sunrise
7:00 Today Show
9:00 Sesame Street
10:00 Blues Clues
10:30 CoEd Training
11:00 The Oprah Winfrey
Show
12:00 Headline News
12:30 Wheel Of Fortune
1:00 Port Charles
1:30 Guiding Light
2:00 General Hospital
3:00 Animaniacs
3:30 Sesame Street
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12:30 ESPNews
1:00 Whatever Happened
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3:00 The Old Man & The
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7:00 Today Show
9:00 Sesame Street
10:00 Blues Clues
10:30 CoEd Training
11:00 The Oprah Winfrey
Show
12:00 Headline News
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1:00 Port Charles
1:30 Guiding Light
2:00 General Hospital
3:00 Animaniacs
3:30 Silver Surfer
4:00 Hercules: The
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5:00 Jeopardy!
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1:00 Whatever Happened
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PG)
3:00 The Old Man & The
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5:00 SCN News
5:30 ESPNew.s


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7:00 Dateline NBC Wed
8:00 ABC 20/20 Wed
9:00 Headline News
9:30 Morning Business
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10:00 ABC Good Morning
America
12:00 PGA Golf:
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12:30 Nightly Business
Report
1:00 Headline News
1:30 ESPNews
2:00 ABC Nightline
2:30 Headline News
3:00 NHL Hockey: (T)
Penguins at Devils


6:00 Ana omy Of Love
7:00 Biography: Davy
Crockett
8:00 XFiles
9:00 Mrs. Delafield Wants
To Marry (TV-PG)
S1:00 Doug
I 1:30 Rugrats
12:00 Sinpsous
12:30 Home Improvement
1:00 Star Trek: Deep Space 9
2:00 Anatomy 01 Love
3:00 Biography: Davy
Crockett
4:00 X-Files
5:00 Mrs. Delafield Wants
To Marry (TV-PG)
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12:00 Homicide: Life on/
Streets
1:00 Lone Wolf McQuade
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3:00 Doug
3:30 Rugrats
4:00 Simipsons
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Key: + Program time change due to live programming event; * Mature theme; " Series starts; **Series ends; **. Program moved to new day and/or time, (AlP) Already in progress

PRIMETIME 6 PM 6:30 7 PM 7:30 8 PM 8:30 9 PM 9:30 10 PM 10:30 11 PM 11:30
SCN :15 NBC ABC World .. SCN :15 Late Show
8 & 10 Headline Nightly News "Siste.' Stai Tick: Deep Space 9 X Files Headline Tonight Show w/Ja w/ David
News News Tonight Siste News Leno Letterman
SCN 15 NBC Boy Meets "Sister, SCN :15 T Late Show
Fri. 14 & 63 HeadliWn Nightly World Sister" Stal Tick: Deep Space 9 X Files Headlinie Tonight Show w/Jay w/ David
M arch News News News Letterman
SCN :15 NBC ABC World CBS NASCAR Craftsman
19 15 & 64 Headline Nightly News Evening PGA Golf: Bay Hill invitational (2nid Round) Truck Seiies: Before They PBS Newshour
News News Tonight News Go Green
Con't Movie:Four Seasons . Interior Home Giace Murphy Mad
16 & 65 (TV-PG) The View Motives Matters Under File Ellen Brown About You Beverly Hills 90210

8Cont NCAA Basketball Tournaiment: Championship The Prenender Melrose Place Hdline Saturday Night Live Ray Romano/The
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Sat. 14 & 63 CoiitoNCAFiBasketball Toiinament: Chamionshirp The Pretendei Melrose Place Headline Saturday Night Live
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SCN :15 Navy/Mari- SCN :15 HBO Boxing: (T) Ike
20 15 & 64 Headline be Corps PGA Golf: Bay Hill Invitational (3rd Round) Headline McLaughli- "President" Ibeabuschi
News News News n Group VS Chris Byrd

Con't Movie: Foul Play Tle Center Real Dr. Quinn Medicine
16 & 65 (TV-PG) Sunshine Street 700 Club Videos Touched By An Angel Promised Land Woman
Factory I I ___
Con't NCAA Basketball NHRA Drag Racing:
Tournament: T Sports This Week
8 & 10 Chamn pionship Regional MAC Toosals NHL Hockey: Red Wings at Flyers onght in NBA
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Sun Con't NCAA Basketball Oscar America's
14 & 63 Champioiip Regional Barbara Walters Special Preview 71st Annual Academy Awaids Black
March Fintals Sow Forum
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15 & 64 NHRA Drag Racing: MAC Tools Gatornationals NHL Hockey: Red Wings at Flyers Tonight hiNBWeek

16 & 65 on'tRoMovie:TwoFo Doug Rugats Simpsons npiovine- Star Trek: Deep Space 9 Biography: Mary Tyler Antiques Roadshow
16 & 65 The Road (TV-PG) nt Moore

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8 & 10 Headline Nightly 60 Minutes Carey Loves Law & Oidei Headline Lonight Show w/ Jay w/ David
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22 15 & 64 Hedline Ni:5ly NCA A Basketball: Women's Tournament Teams to be NCA A Basketball: Women's Tournament Teams to be PBS Newshour
22 15 & 64 Headline News Deteimined Determined
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5Cott't Movie: Te Honee
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SCN :15 NBC SCN :15 Late Show
8 & 10 Headline Nightly Touched By An Angel Dateline NBC 20/20 Headline Tonight Show w/ Jay w/ David
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SCN :15 NBC SCN :15 Tonight Show w/Ja Late Show
8 & 10 Headline Nightly Moesha NHL Hockey: Teams to be Determined Headline I eno- w/ David
News News News Letterman
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24 15 & 64 Headline Nightly News NHL Hockey: Teams to be Determined ESPNews PBS Newshour
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SCN Prime Time Movies & Specials SCN Weekend Sports


71ST ANNUAL ACADEMY AWARDS. Will Pvt. Ryan capture the gold or will life NCAA Basketball Tournament:
be beautiful for Roberto Benigni? Whoopi Goldberg, who counts an Oscar 7:30p.m. Tonight Regional Semi-Finals Cable 15
among her collection, proves the third time's the charm.when she returns to 12:30p.m. Saturday Division II Championship Cable 14
host the 71st Annual Academy Awards. (Awards) 8:30 p.m. Sunday. 3:00 p.m. Saturday Regional Finals Cable 14

FOOLS RUSH IN. After a chance encounter with a beautiful Mexican photogra- 2:00 p.m. Sunday Regional Finals Cable 14
pher, a white, middle class construction designer finds he's a daddy-to-be, and NBA Basketball:
he's got a whole new set of family members to go along with it. Starring Mat-
thew Perry and Salma Hayek. (Romance Comedy, 1997, TV-PG) 8 p.m. Tuesday. Noon Sunday Lakers at Magic Cable 15
CART Auto Racing:
SCN's VCR Alert - Recommended for videotaping 4:00 p.m. Sunday Homestead CART Auto Race Cable 15


INTERVIEW WITH THE VAMPIRE. A young journalist gets a horrifying NHL Hockey:
glimpse into the tragic world of the undead when he agrees to interview a cen- 8:(X) p.m. Sunday Red Wings at Flyers Cable 15
turies-old bloodsucker. Based on the Gothic best seller by Ann Rice. Starring
Tom Cruise, Brad Pitt, Christian Slater, and Kirsten Dunst. (Horror, 1994, TV-PG) PGA Golf:
1:00 a.m.Thursday. 7:(X00 p.m. Saturday Bay Hill Classic (3rd Round) Cable 15












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31 Ford Model A, runs, extra
parts $5000/obo, 272-2227 Iv
msg
72 Chevy Chevellle SS 350,
AT, PS, PB, CD, new tires &
many new parts $5000/obo,
272-6831
74 Jaguar XJ-6 gd cond, dty pd
$3000, 232-7027
75 Chevy Impala, AT, AC
$1500, 260-6002
81 Buick Skylark, 4 cyl, 4 dr,
AC, AT, PS, PB, LM, gd cond
$3000/obo, 236-5132
81 VW Rabbit, 4 cyl, rebuilt
eng, new tires, runs gd $600,
265-0772
82 Ford Mustang, runs gd $800/
obo, 288-4271
83 Pontiac 6000 STE, AT, 6
cyl, runs grt $1800/obo, 260-
0065
85 Volvo 240 DL, PE, new tires
& AC, exc cond $4000/obo,
284-6871
85 VW Golf, 5 spd, 2 dr, AC,
Pioneer stereo $2700, 288-
7292
86 Mitsubishi Montero Turbo,
dsl $4000, 272-5593
86 Porche 944, 5 spd, LM, gd
cond $8,300/obo, 232-4561
86 Toyota Corolla, 2 dr, AC, 5
spd, 264-9440
88 Chevy Nova, grt cond
$1500/obo, 280-6481
88 Chevy Sprint, 5 spd, runs grt
$1700/obo, 284-4327
88 Dodge Colt Vista, dty pd
$2500, 223-7009
88 Nissan Sentra, 2 dr, 4 spd,
AC, new parts & interior$2000,
284-6478


88 Nissan Sentra, AC, PW, 4
dr, dty pd $3500/obo, 261-
7294
89 Nissan Sentra, 4 dr, gray,
AT, AC, runs grt $2000/obo,
230-3479
89 Toyota Carina ED, loaded,
RHD, exc cond $2000/obo,
284-3489
89 Volvo740 GL, 4 dr, AC, PW,
sunroof, gd cond $6000/obo,
288-7627
89 VW Jetta, 5 spd, 4 dr, AC,
sunroof, gd cond $4200, 223-
7684
90 Plymouth Acclaim, AC,
needs trans work $1500/obo,
284-6698
90 Pontiac Sunbird, AC, FWD,
AT, CD, grt cond $3800/obo,
284-5838
90 Toyota Carina ED, loaded,
RHD, ex cond $2000/obo, 284-
3489
91 Mitsubishi Lancer, newtires,
AT, AC, PW, exc mech cond,
dty pd $3995, 259-8570
91 Oldsmobile Cutlass Calias,
AT, AC, LM, grt cond $3750,
284-6264
92 Chrysler Eagle, AC, 4 dr, 5
spd, gd cond $4000,269-7600
92 Ford Taurus, sta/wgn, exc
cond $6000/obo, 272-2230
92 Geo Metro, AC, LM, gd
cond, dty pd $2999, 277-5129
92 Mitsubishi Montero, LM,
tint, $12,000/obo, 269-6310
93 BMW 318i, 4 dr, f/extras,
exc cond $10,500, 232-7231
93 Mitsubishi Diamante,
loaded, 4 dr, 264-9440
93 Nissan Sentra, 4 x 4,4 dr, 5
spd, AC, sunroof, exc cond, dty
pd $10,500/obo, 232-7330
94 Toyota Corolla, cass, AC, 5
spd, LM, exc cond $8000, 272-
2621
95 Buick Century, all extras,
LM, dty pd $9500, 226-8209
95 Ford Escort, 4 dr $6200,
236-0089
95 Oldsmobile Cutlass
Aerosport, 4 dr, AT, AC $7000,
223-3786
95 Volvo 850, CD player, exc
cond $13,000/obo, 269-6310
96 Mitsubishi 3000 GT, pearl
wht, LM, 5 spd, CD player,
loaded, mint cond $17,500,
288-4339
97 Dodge Intrepid, LM
$18,500, 272-2860
97 Mitsubishi Lancer GLXI,
LM, exc cond $10,000, 873-
3272
97 Mitsubishi Lancer, AT, AC,
LM, 4 dr, Kenwood am/fm cass,
exc cond $7500, 235-9059
98 Mitsubishi Lancer, 5 spd, f/
extras, spoiler, tint,
inmobilizer, dty pd $10,000,
236-5511




200 MHz Pentium, CD, mo-
dem, sound card, mon, Ig tower
$500, 293-6392
200, 14" mon, 32X CD, 56.6
modem, 32 MB, 2.1 GB HD,
3D, sound, spkrs $400, 280-
6864
233 MMX, DVD, mon, 32X CD-
ROM, 48 MB SDRAM, spkrs &
more $700, 284-4898


Duty-free merchandise
FORT CLAYTON (Contraband Control Office) - As a reminder, in
accordance with the Panama Canal Treaty and U.S. Southern Com-
mand regulations, duty-free merchandise, whether new or used,
cannot be given, transferred or generally sold to non-privilege hold-
ers. Violations to these dispositions may subject violators to prosecu-
tion under both military and Panamanian laws. It is sometimes per-
missible to sell an item, but only if Panamanian taxes are paid. Before
such a sale, it is strongly recommended that the seller contact the
Contraband Control Section for advice at 288-5814.
Access to installations is allowed for ID card holders & pass holders
only. All guests must be signed on by ID card holders.
El acceso a las instalaciones militares solamente le esta permitido
a las personas con tarjetas de identidad personal del Gobierno de los
EEUU y el personal con pases de acceso a las instalaciones. Todos los
invitados deben ser firmados a la entrada de las instalaciones por una
persona con tarjeta de identidad personal de los EEUU.


486/66,1 GB HD, 8X CD-ROM,
1 MB video, modem, sound,
mon $300, 284-5039
AST 4865X133, mon, mo-
dem, printer, software $500,
232-5997
Atari w/printer & extras $50,
232-5997
Dell, Laptop, 13.1" active
screen, 4.1 HD, 48 MB, remov-
able floppy & CD, 56 modem,
Win 98, Office 97, like new
$1950, 283-3220
Epson printer, 269-6728
Hub 4 ports new, 10 base T
$30, Hub 32 ports US Robot-
ics, new $500/obo, 293-6392
Microtek slim scan C3, flat bed
scanner, new $60/obo, 284-
6665
Packard Bell, 100 MHz, 80
Ram, 8.4 GB HD, 17" mon,
spkrs, laser printer, desk, chair
$1100/obo, 264-9440
Scantron computerized test
grading system w/card reader,
computer, printer & software
$1850, Scantron & software
$1150, 265-6394
US Robotics, 56, V.90 modem
$50, 293-6392M



11" TV, 272-6162
19" Sharp TV $140, 226-4090
2 -10" sound stream sub woof-
ers $200, 1 -10" sound stream
sub woofer $30, 288-5933
20" Samsung TV $100, 288-
5083
21" Crown TV w/remote $160,
224-9663
27" color TV JVC & word pro-
cessor w/mon, 288-4275
27" TV $325, 285-4693
Alpine digital equalizerfor car,
JVC 4 heads, HIFI VCR, 272-
2517
Audio Technica VHF wireless
head worn, mic system, new
$295/neg, 268-4732
Cabinet, surround sound re-
ceiver, Pioneer cass deck, Pio-
neerCD player, JVC - VCR, 21"
Panasonic color TV, spkrs
$850, 284-6515
Car amp, 140w, Pioneer, gd
cond, 232-7038
Car subwoofer, 2 10" JVC
subwoofers box w/65 matt Sony
amp $150, 284-4493
Game Gear case w/12 games,
game Gear, adapter, recharge-
able batt pack, case, game
boy, link cable; 284-4488
JVC Camcorder w/access
$400, 263-1753
Kenwood stereo $50, 220-
2421 Iv msg.
Magnavox 14" VCR combo
$250, 272-6653
Magnavox stereo console, 150
w Pioneer spkrs, 230-2384
Nakamichi auto reverse cass
deck $250, 288-4422
Nintendo 64 games 40/ea,
Sega Genesis w/32x, 284-5720
RCA home theater system w/
pro-logic receiver, 5 spkrs &
remote $150, 280-6230
Sega Saturn, 2 controllers,
memory card, gun attachment,
9 games $250, 284-6131
Sony 14" TV $200, 272-6653
Sony 19" TV $200, 272-6653
Sony 46" TV $500, 272-6653
Sony 8mm video camera, exc
cond $190, 226-6174
Super NES w/8 games & 2
controls $125, 272-2860
Technics home theater re-
ceiver Dolby pro-logic 110OW,
CH $175/obo, 226-5135
Tektronix, spectrum analyzer
492 $4000, 486 oscilloscope
$1000/obo, 272-2227 Iv msg.
TV, VCR, CD radio, 272-2676
TV, VHS, 264-9228
VHS $80, TV 19" $159, 264-
9228
VHS, new $375, 221-6681
Zenith 25" stereo TV w/remote
$200, 280-6230


1 Head board, 2 night stands,
1 dresser & 1 chest, wooden
$450, 288-6494
12,000 BTU AC $60, 8000
BTU AC $80, 272-2951
13,000 BTU Split AC $400,
272-6239
14 x 28 carpet w/pad & edg-
ing, mauve Berber $300, 12 x
13 edge mauve Berber $35,
all gd cond, 284-4182
15,000 BTU Whirlpool AC
$250, 272-6239
15' upright frzr $175, 6000 AC
$200, dryer $100, 272-2947
18,000 BTU AC $200, 12,000
BTU $150, 272-2730
18,000 BTU Whirlpool AC
$250, 15,000 BTU Fedders
AC $200, 260-6002
18' Whirlpool refrig $375, 12'
GE refrig $200, 272-6210
22' side by side, refrig w/dis-
penser $950, 272-2860
24,000 BTU Whirlpool AC
$295, 272-6210
24' GE refrig, 2 dr, side by
side, ice/water, like new $650,
283-3220
3 cane bamboo sofa & chair
$300, bamboo L-shape bar
$250, 272-2860
4 metal shelves, 6 shelves per
unit $20/a piece, patio furni-
ture, red wood $200, 272-
2621
8" delta bench band ts'aw w/3
blades, grt cond $200/neg,
284-6516
AC 10,000 $190, Broyhill de-
luxe $279, 264-9228
Baby crib, wht $50, high chair
$10, 288-4437
Bkshelves $45, antique wall
clock $225, tbl w/chairs $210,
dresser, 264-9228
BIk k/sz waterbed 'w/2
nightstands & dresser $200,
288-7786 call 5 - 8 p.m.
BIk leather chair & foot stool,
new $150, 272-2860
BIk sofa, Ivseat $300, cre-
denza $75, dresser $60, 284-
4972
Box spring & matt w/frame, f/
sz $100, 233-0074
BR set, 2 night stands, head-
board, dresser, hutch mirror,
chest, f/sz bed, matt & frame
$650/obo, 272-2517
BR set, sofa tbl, desk, room
divider, lamps, 272-1175
Carpet, brn, 12 x15 $50, pink,
10 x 11 $30, 288-7791
Ceiling fans, exc cond, AC,
exc cond, 226-8139 after 5
pm
Ceiling fans, reclining chair,
draw curtain, 263-2390
Chandelier, brass, 10 lights,
extra chain & bulbs $40, 272-
2342
Curtains, 6 sets for 2 window,
pink, exc cond $70, 284-6494
Daybed, wht, w/pop-up matt,
dresser, like new $250, 288-
7727
Dbl bed set, 2 dressers, 2 night
tbl $300, 212-3280
Dehumidifier, new $120, 276-
6250
Desks, metal & wooden w/3
drawers, 272-6277
DR set chrome/glass w/6
chairs, 264-9676
DR set w/4 chairs $400, ma-
hogany oak, dbl bed $400,
221-6681
DR set, kitchen set, carpet,
curtains, fencing & otherfurni-
ture, 232-5997
DR set, seats 8, French provin-
cial w/china cab & buffet
$3500, 272-1182
DR set, tbl & 6 chairs, exc cond
$175, 262-0518 evenings
DR tbl $175, coffee end tbl,
cherry wood $150, 288-7840
Iv msg
DR tbl w/4 chairs & leaf $350,
mini blinds, 288-4597


DR tbl w/4 chairs, glass top,
like new $300, 284-5720
DR tbl w/6 chairs $400, refrig
Cold Spot, 16' $350,272-2706
DR tbl w/6 chairs $525, 288-
5376
DR tbl w/6 chairs $750,
caphalon cookware 13 pcs,
stoneware, service for 12,232-
7053
Electronic component rack w/
glass dr, gd cond $50/obo,
260-4463
End tbl w/storage $25, 226-
0856
F/sz bed, matt, 2 night tbl, exc
cond $380/obo, 284-6494
Friedrich AC 10,000 BTU $75,
272-5125
Frzr $350, desk w/chair $175,
kitchen set $200, mahogany
bkshelves $75, DR set $600,
272-2730
Frzr GE $300, 16' refrig $275,
272-6239
Frzr upright 13', Montgomery
Ward, gd cond $325,269-7600
Futon Q/sz matt, oak frame
$250, 288-4422
Gas grill w/vinyl cover, gd cond
$100, 284-6516
Girl's vanity $75, computerdesk
$40, olive grn carpet, 11 x 7
$20, 220-2421 Iv msg
Glass top, dark tint, 62 x 36
$180, 288-5212 Norca
Goldstar AC, window unit, grt
cond $200, 272-1148
Hammock chair $45, glass tbl,
sm $25, glass & metal tbl w/6
chairs $190, lamps, chairs, 264-
9228
Household goods, 264-9440
K/sz bed, sheets $500, 272-
2241
Lg office desk, gd cond $75/
obo, 260-9651
LR furniture, like new $850,
284-6065
LR set $750, coffee & end tbl,
computer desk & more, 272-
2730
LR set w/sofa bed, Ivseat, car-
pet, tbl, lamps, 226-8139
LR set w/sofa, Ivseat, chair &
ottoman $800/obo, 272-1213
LR set, couch, Ivseat & 4 tbl
$1400, 272-1182
Lt blue rug, 9 x 12 $60, 272-
2314
Magic Chef gas stove, com-
pact $150, 224-9663
Mahogany DR w/8 chairs & 3
ext leaves $1000/neg, 272-
2860
Metal shelves $10, desk w/
hutch $30, filing cabs $40,
lamps $40, coffee w/2 end tbl
$200, 284-6698
Oriental lamps, teak, dresser,
Ig mirror, end tbl, drafting tbl,
272-2676
Orthopedic matt & box spring,
twin $180, orthopedic matt &
box spring, dbl $100,260-6002
Pair night tbls $60, wooden
desk $45, 272-2860
Q/sz bed w/mater cylinders,
box spring & frame $250, 272-
2860
Q/sz BR set w/2 night stand tbl,
headboard, mirror, 7 drawers
$400, 261-8106
Q/sz headboard & foot board
$75, 261-8106
Q/sz hide-A-bed, grn $350,
rocker/recliner, teal $50, 8'frzr,
bamboo patio furniture, 288-
4198
Q/sz, 6 pcs $1200, copper milk
can, 288-5083
Rug 9 x15, brownish & orange
print, gd cond $60, 260-7513
Select comfort Q/sz custom-
ized bed & frame, 263-2737
Semi circular sofa, like new
$600, Q/Anne sofa tbl $120,
glass top coffee tbl $125, 225-
1375
Side by side refrig w/ice maker
$750, 288-5376
Single bed w/matt & 2 night tbl
$75, 212-3280












JI Classified Ads


Tropic Times 19
March 19,1999 B9


Sm DR tbl w/4 chairs, several
carpets $60, 226-8139
Sm micro $25/obo, 288-7922
Sofa & Ivseat w/matching rat-
tan coffee tbl, vinyl print $350,
226-0856
Sofa & Ivseat, blue, exc cond
$550, coffee tbl, 284-6912
Sofa bed $375, 232-7330
Sofa bed, wood trim, autumn
print $300, 226-4090
Sofa set, grn & beige, exc cond
$590, 284-6691
Sofa, chair, gd cond $250/
obo, 260-7513
Sofa-sleeper, drapes, horizon-
tal blinds, DR tbl w/6 chairs,
coffee tbi, 272-6162
Tbl w/4 chairs $125, LR set
$1100, entertainment center
$40, coffee & end tbl $75, 288-
7922
Tea cart, student desk, beige,
patio furnished, Craftsman
bench top, 230-2384
TV-VCR stand $50, computer
desk, 6' by 6' $350, 232-7053
Twin bed $150, dresser $150,
night stand $50, 272-2314
Verticals & mini blinds for Los
Rios, type duplex $250, 272-
2621
Wardrobe from Germany, 91"
x 87" x 22", pressed hard wood
$120, 223-5843
Washer GE, new $550, 221-
6681
Washer/dryer $350, AC 8800
BTU $115, 284-4972
Washer/dryer, gd cond $220,
223-5843
Whirlpool gas stove, exc cond
$475, 226-8139
Wht rattan LR set, 7 pcs, wht
rattan entertainment center,
rattan aquarium $2000/all,
284-6634
Wood bar, dresser, 269-6728




Lady's pair of glasses, metal
frames, 232-6498



1 ficus tree, 6' tall w/pot, 1 red
palm tree, 4' tall w/pot $35/ea,
260-4463
10 & 20 gal aquarium saltwa-
ter w/fish, 272-2706
10 gal fish tank w/access, light,
filter, gravel $40, 272-2947
14 potted plants, all szs, 223-
5843
2 - 155 SR 13 Bridgestone
radial tires $10/ea, 4-13" steel
rims $15/ea, 272-2314
250' cyclone fence, 4' high w/
fence posts & 5 gates $250,
272-5593
5 Nintendo RPG games, 284-
9211
7' Christmas tree w/lights &
decorations, new $80, 288-
7791
75 gal aquarium $450, BBQ
grill $60. 285-4693
Aquarium 5' long w/access &
fish $95, 272-5377
Baby crib $150, playpen $85,
260-6160
Baby stroller $50, high chair
$45, BF Goodrich tires, 225/
50 VR 15, new $90/ea, 264-
9676
Bamboo fish tank w/coffee tbl,
40 gal w/access $175, 260-
6160
Boys clothing, sz 2 - 6, kids
bedding, 288-4597
Carport roof, 15 x 20 $250,
272-5593
Clothes, CD $5/ea, Aiwa CD
player, sharp VCR & more,
263-1753
Craftsman mechanic, tool set,
2 tool chests $1100,269-6728
Crib, toddler bed w/5 drawers,
matt & sheets $150, baby
stroller $80, toddler seat $50,
284-3474 Iv msg
CTC Understandable Statis-
tics $50, 280-6467


Curtains for tropical housing,
beige, hooks & rods $75, 288-
6494
Dishwasher$50, GE 5000 BTU
AC $150, 272-6653
Disney video collection com-
plete, 50 videos VHS in Eng w/
original seals & plastic $1500,
288-9340
Elec Piano, bed lamp, gas
heater, shoes, movie projec-
tor, computer parts & more,
230-1376
Evening gown, burgundy w/
wht trim, matching shoes, sz/
sm $200, 284-5997
Ex Ig dog kennel, exc cond
$60, 215-0636
Ex Ig wrought iron bird cage w/
stand on wheels $150, 272-
2860
Game boy & 3 games, grt cond
$70, books $12, 288-5230
Head light, tail light covers,
rear window louvers & more,
272-2943
Honduras trunk $170, 284-
3398
Hot tub, needs repair, free,
272-5678
Ice machine 300 Ib capacity
$400, 272-2706
Lg dog kennel, grt con, 284-
4182
Lg play set w/swings, slide,
rings, cargo net, climbing
tower, rope latter $150, 284-
3686
Lingerie, material, cookbooks
$1.50/ea, beige bed shirt twin
$5, 272-7400
Little Tykes cottage bed $90,
ice tea maker $8, kids clothes,
284-3632
Little Tykes cottage house,
yellow $150, workshop $55,
make-up dresser $115, 260-
6160
Little Tykes workshop, 2 big
wheels, JVC 8mm video cam-
era, recliner, high chair, roll
top desk, 284-6515
Medela, pump in style breast
pump $50, 284-3595
Nikon camera, lenses, etc, exc
cond, 284-5370
Painting of color bay, 7' by 3'
$350, plants, 264-9228
Patio furniture w/4 chairs & tbl
$100, 272-6653
Pentax P210, 35mm, auto/
man, 2 - 200m lenses, grt
cond $200/obo, 284-6665
Peun senator rod w/325 reel,
new $150, casting rod, light
$25, 284-4141
Piano upright, like new $23,
284-6912
Piano, upright, story & clark,
232-6085
Plant rack, 230-2384
Plants, 272-6277
Plants, 284-6494
Plants, 288-4437
Plants, different sz, 288-4275
Powdered tempera paint
$1.25/ea, counted cross stitch
booklets $1/ea, yarn $1/skein,
272-7400
Sear Kenmore gas grill w/3
tanks $50, 284-6881
Stereo system, spkrs, car radio,
amp, surround sound, dryer,
223-0279
Sterling flatware service for 8
$2800, 272-2860
Tall mahogany stand tbl, per-
fect for aquarium $55, 272-
2860
The club, auto steering wheel
lock bar $40, 269-7600
Tires 205/55 - 16, new $65,
elect weed edger, grt cond
$35, 288-5933
Vacuum cleaner $85, 263-
1753
Vacuum cleaner, 7.5 amps,
like new $125, 235-9096
Vertical blinds rose $85, Little
Tykes plane, tractor, playhouse
w/swing & slide, 288-4198
Workbench, Ig metal w/wood
top, side & front locks $50,
272-2342


82 Harley Davidson FXRS, S &
S carb, solid lifters, many ex-
tras, clean, gd cond $8500/
obo, 284-6327
85 Honda Night Hawk 450 cc,
exc cond $1500/obo, 288-
1127
94 Honda XR650R, on/off rd,
exc cond $2700/obo, 284-
4972
97 Kawasaki KX-250, exc cond
$3000, 276-6323 after 6 pm



Ancon, 214B, 7 am - 1 pm
Bethania, Altos La Gloria, 18C
Norte, #9G, 7 - noon
Cardenas, 7273A
Clayton, 16A, 7 - noon,
Clayton, 322B, 7 - 10 am
Clayton 362B
Clayton, 336A
Clayton, 577C, 7 - 11 am
Clayton 861B, 7 am - 1 pm
Clayton, 820B, 7 - 11 am
Clayton, 911B, 6 - 10 am
Clayton, 925D, 6 - 10 am
Clayton, 1002D, 7 - 9 am
Diablo, 5779B
Diablo, Hanger #20
Gamboa, 139 Sibert
Howard, 97A, 7 - 11 am
Howard, 150B, 6 - 10 am
Howard, 613A, 7 - 10 am
Howard, 651B, 7 - 11 am
Howard, 1517C, 7 - 11 am
Howard, 1561B, 8 - 11 am
La Boca 942A
Lassiter, 1024A, 7 - 10 am
Los Rios, 6569B



10 spd bike, 230-2384
2 bike, 288-4198
20" boys bike $50, 27" men's
mountain bike $75, 284-6881
Aerobic instructor equip, vari-
ous items, 268-4732
Air Tech Glider $40, 10 spd
road bike, men's $35, 225-
1375
Baseball/softball bats & balls,
tennis rackets, golf-putters,
irons, drivers, bowling balls,
272-6277


Calloway lady gems clubs 3-
SW, 1-3-5-9 woods, biggest
Big Bertha $2100/neg, 272-
2860
Cardio fit exer mach, gd cond
$100, 284-6691
Diving equip w/spear gun $130/
obo 272-1213
Girls bike $20, 284-3632
Home gym system, new 272-
2860
Nordic Trak, AB works, AB excer
w/video $90, 269-7600
Pueagot 10 spd women's bike
$50, body glove surf shirt (L)
$3, Racquetball racket $5,272-
7400
Speargun $90, basketball goal
$80, 285-4693
Surfboard $200, step exer $75,
mountain bike, $75, tennis
racket $10, 232-5997
Surfboards "Juan Jimenez"
5'10" Fish, 60" Swallow $275/
ea. exc cond w/tail patch, 262-
2665
Surfboards: Stewart 7'6" fun
board w/leash & bag $210,
P.J. Wahl 6'0" $125/obo, 262-
1029
Swing $75, 272-2706
Trolling motor, Minn Kota 65T,
36 Ibs thrust $90, toddler bike
seat $15



77 Chevrolet 350 pickup, dty
pd $2600, 284-6270
78 Jeep CJ5, 4 x 4, 6 cyl, full
& bikini soft top, exc cond, dty
pd $3250/obo, 272-2227 Iv
msg
84 Toyota mini van, 8 pass
$3200, 260-1102
85 Chevy, 4 x 4, AC, PS, am/
fm cass, exc cond $4000,285-
4734
85 Nissan Patrol, gd cond
$3500, 272-2256
86 Isuzu Trooper, 4 x 4, new
tires, paint & rebuilt eng $2500,
250-0311
86 Suzuki super carry, 4 cyl,
exc cond $3500, 236-5132
86 Toyota 4Runner, 4 x 4, 4
cyl, dty pd $4500/obo, 260-
2915 after 6 pm
87 Dodge Caravan, 4 cyl, new
tires,batt, brakes $2600, 284-
6881
87 Suzuki Samurai, 4 x 4, LM,
soft top $2000, 288-4198
88 Ford Bronco II, 6 cyl, 5 spd,
AC, am/fm cass, gd cond,
$3000, 284-3190


88 Mitsubishi Pajero 4 x 4,
AT,AC, V-6, exc cond, $5000,
284-4493
89 Chevy S-10, ext cab, 4.3 It,
6 cyl, all/pwr, new AC, bed
liner & snap down cover $7000,
284-6871
89 Jeep Cherokee Laredo, AT,
PW, 4 WD, AC, exc cond, dty
pd $7000/obo, 272-5397
90 Dodge Grand Caravan, AC,
PS, PB, PW, silver pkg, gd
tires, trailer hitch, gd cond
$7200, 288-7634
90 Ford Bronco II, grt cond
$4700/obo, 284-5878
90 GMC, V-6, 4.3 fuel injec-
tion, 4 x 4, AT, AC, dty pd
$7695, 232-7053
90 Isuzu Trooper XS, AC, cass,
4 dr $8500/neg, 260-4417
90 Mitsubishi, 4 x 4, am/fm,
AC, PS, wide tires, 4 dr, dty pd
$7985, 232-5997
91 Ford Explorer, Eddie Bauer,
extra hitch $7000/obo, 272-
5179
91 Ford F150 XLT Lariat, 6 cyl,
5 spd, loaded, clean, LM
$8500/obo, 284-6327
91 Mitsubishi Montero, 4 x 4,
AC, PW, sunroof, AT, exccond
$8000, 293-6392
92 Nissan Pick-up, AC, 5 spd,
cass, dty pd $4900, 232-5948
93 Blazer S-10, 4 x 4, loaded,
new batt & tires, AC, exc cond,
236-55-11
93 Chevy Blazer, LM, AC, PS,
ABS, tilt, am/fm cass, new batt
& tires, exc cond $8000/obo,
285-4693
93 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer
$13,000, 213-8272
93 Ford Explorer sport, 5 spd,
2 dr, CD, 233-0074
93 Isuzu Rodeo, very clean
$10,500, 288-6874
93 Jeep Cherokee $9888,232-
5997
93 Plymouth Voyager $9999,
232-5997
93 Toyota 4Runner, AT, AC,
PS, PB, Kenwood stereo, exc
cond $16,000/obo, 288-7292
94 Chevy pickup, long bed w/
liner, toolbox, 305 eng, AC,
5spd, $14,500, 284-6881
94 Ford Ranger XLT, ext cab,
5 spd , grt cond $6900/obo,
284-6960
94 Jeep Wrangler Sahara, 5
spd, LM, soft top, bikini, class
Ill hitch, 6 cyl, $11,000, 285-
4381


94 Jeep Wrangler, blk, hard
top, AC, CD, alarm, LM
$12,500/obo 263-2737
95 Chevy G-20 van, loaded,
exc cond, 284-6065
95 Ford Aerostar XLT, 6 cyl,
3.0L, AC, PW, PL $7900,288-
4630
95 Nissan Pathfinder, SE-V6,
mint cond, $17,500/obo, 288-
5931
95 Nissan Terrano, 4 dr, gas,
AC, new tires, exc cond
$13,500, 226-6174
95 Pathfinder, extras, dty pd
$12,500, 232-7164
96 Ford 150-XL, LM, Shell, 2
x 2, 5spd, AC, PS, PB, CD
stereo, exc cond $13000,272-
2676
96 Ford Explorer XLT, LM,
loaded, 4 x 4 $24,000, 288-
4422
97 Mercury Villager LS quad,
captain seats, leather, LM,
loaded, like new. $17,500,284-
3595
97 Toyota pickup, LM, dty pd
$8000, 250-0231



14' - 16' refrig reasonable, rat-
tan Ivseat or 2 chairs, rattan
coffee tbl, 236-8872
Anyone w/info on driving POV
to the US from Panama, 219-
0001
Gd family for an exc maid,
honest, dependable, Eng
spking, ref, 288-7790
Hvy dty clothes hanging rack,
ex-lg women's dress patterns,
260-4996
Lg bird cage for parrot, 284-
4791
Maid, live-in, Mon - Sat, cook,
clean, care for 8 yr old girl
$130, 261-6280
Plane ticket from Panama to
Puerto Rico, round trip, 288-
7958
Salt water fishing gear, rods,
reels, line, lures, ect, 272-6273
Some one to build wooden
shelves, 288-7958
The person who bought my
VW Rabbit, 2 weeks ago, I'm
leaving. Call immediately,
265-0772
Toyota Hilux 90/92, 260-0626
after 5:30 pm
Whirlpool washer, heavy dty,
gd cond, 272-5125


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Tropic Times
March 19, 1999


..Community


Embassy cookbook
The U.S. Embassy Cookbook, "Buen
Provecho," goes on sale in front of the
Howard Commissary, Saturday. The
cookbook contains both Spanish and
English translations of American and
international recipes from employees of
the embassy. The cookbook is $10. For
more information, call Peggy McCormack at 288-7774 or Linda
Bruening at 223-0008.

P.R. workshop
A "Living and Working in Puerto Rico Open Forum" is scheduled
for 9 a.m. Thursday and March 26. Personnel who are considering a
move to Puerto Rico are invited to attend. Information will range
from banking to taxes to vehicle registration. For more information, call
Janice Connolly at 288-5314.

Pet news
The Corozal Veterinary Treatment Facil-
ity is holding a Healthy Pet Clinic 8 a.m. -
noon March 27 at Corozal and 8 a.m. -
noon April 10 at the Howard AFB
Stables. For appointments, call 285-5866/
5867. In addition, the Veterinary Treat-
ment Facility closes noon March 31 for end of
the month inventory. For emergencies, call the emergency room at
the Howard Clinic at 284-3636.

Coupons and more coupons
The Howard Family Support Center receives hundreds of gro-
cery coupons from U.S. organizations every week. FSC customers
can come by and check-out three bags of coupons, take one the
same day and the other two within three working days. This offer
is for a limited time only. For more information, call 284-5650.



Participate in the


TSB MWR

Recycling Marathon 1999

Deliver your recyclables to
the TSB MWR Recycling
Collection Center, keep
your records and win cash
prizes.

The Stage 1 deadline is
March 31.

For more information,
call 288-4838


Comniybres


MARS free calls
All military ID holders can make
up to two free five minute Military
Affiliated Radio System calls to
anywhere in the U.S. and Puerto
Rico 3 - 5 p.m. Friday and Sundays.
For appointments, call 272-6968.

Fax service
The Corozal PX offers fax ser-
vice at the customer service
counter. The cost is $1 per page,
plus telephone charges.

DANTES exams
The Fort Clayton and Fort
Kobbe Education Centers will
cease DANTES and Army Person-
nel Testing programs at close of
business March 31. For more infor-
mation, call 288-9288 or 284-6017.

Dry season concerts
The 79th Army Band begins
their final dry season concerts this
month. All concerts take place 6
p.m. at Goethals Monument at the
base of the PCC Administration
steps. The Concert Band performs
March 28 and the Jazz Combo and
Show Band play April 25.

Women's History
Women's History Month com-
mittee meetings take place Mon-
day, Tuesday and March 29 in the
FSC Conference Room, Howard
AFB. For more information, call
284-4601.

Salvation Army
The Salvation Army is accepting
donations of clothes, books, toys
and canned goods to support their
various social help group programs
such as senior citizen homes, home-
less girls homes, and poor children's
feeding programs. For more infor-
mation, call 262-2545.

SSSC store closed
The Self Service Supply Center
store in Corozal is closed for inven-
tory March 29 - 3. It will reopen
for normal business April 1. For
more information, call Jose A. Del
Rio at 285-5414.


New addit ons

Congratulations to ...

Silvana and Adolfo Montero on the birth of their baby boy, Erick Anto- /,
nio. Erick was born Feb. 22 at Paitilla Hospital, weighed 5 lbs., 2 oz. and was
20 inches long.
Douglas and Melisa Brook on the birth of their baby girl, Erin. Erin
was born Feb. 23 at San Fernando Hospital, weighed 6 lbs., 10 oz. and was -
20 inches long.
Jason and Denia Shedrow on the birth of their baby girl, Allison Chantal. Allison was
born Feb. 26 at San Fernando Hospital, weighed 8 lbs., 5 oz. and was 19 1/2 inches long.
Sara and William Fix on the birth of their baby girl, Keilyn Esther. Keilyn was born Feb.
26 at San Fernando Hospital, weighed 8 lbs., 10 oz. and was 20 inches long.
Steven and Bette Russell on the birth of their baby girl, Paige Adrianna. Paige was born
Feb.26 at Paitilla Hospital, weighed 8 lbs., 5 oz. and was 21 inches long.
Mario and Liz Turell on the birth of their baby boy, Fabian Enrique. Fabian was born
Feb. 27 at Paitilla Hospital, weighed 6 lbs., 10 oz. and was 19 1/2 inches long.
Leonardo and Yarissa Neyra on the birth of their baby girl, Natasha Isabella. Natasha
was born March 4 at Paitilla Hospital, weighed 7 lbs., 2 oz. and was 20 inches long.
Julio and Marta Oyarzabel on the birth of their baby girl, Mylene Elizabeth. Mylene was
born March 6 at Paitilla Hospital, weighed 6 lbs., 14 oz. and was 20 inches long.
Mark and Aida Harrington on the birth of their baby girl, Gabriela Aida. Gabriela was
born March 7 at Paitilla Hospital, weighed 7 lbs., 11 oz. and was 20 1/2 inches long.
Tammy and Bryant Ulmer on the birth of their baby boy, Bryson Antonio. Bryson was
born March 10 at San Fernando Hospital, weighed 7 lbs., 10 oz. and was 19 1/2 inches long.

"New Additions" gives community members the opportunity to announce births,
marriages and anniversaries. Submissions can be dropped in the Tropic Times drop box
located in the Fort Clayton Post Office, or mailed via MPS to: Tropic Times, Unit 7145, APO
AA 34004.


Volunteer Recognition
Volunteer Recognition Week is
Sunday - March 27 and the fol-
lowing seminars will be offered
Wednesday at Fort Clayton's Va-
lent Recreation Center: On the
Move, Stress/Adapting to Change,
Tips for Dressing Sharp, Flower
Arranging Class, How to Display
Food, Super Woman Syndrome -
We Do It All, Educational Oppor-
tunities for Spouses, The Emerging
Communication Process, How to
Plan a Successful Personal Prop-
erty Move, and Maids, Gardeners
and the Law. Volunteers have pri-
ority for these classes. For more in-
formation, call Army Community
Services at 288-9303.

Spouse workshop
A spouse employment work-
shop will be held from 8:30 a.m. to
noon today in the Howard Family
Support Center. The four-hour
workshop is designed to help
people bring their knowledge up to
date and build job search skills.
Call the Family Support Center,
284-5650, to reserve a seat.

DCP training
USARSO civilians are urged to
attend DCP's final training series
"Plan Now for Your Future " which
takes place through April at the
Corozal Command Training Center,
Building 6523. Classes are in En-
glish and Spanish. For more infor-
mation, call 285-5159/61.

Christian Tabernacle
Greater Grace Christian Taber-
nacle holds services 11 a.m. Sun-
day mornings in Building 708,
Howard. Bible study takes place
7 p.m. Wednesday. For more in-
formation, call 284-6296.

Girl Scouts needed
The U.S. Embassy, Panama is
looking for girls ages 5 - 18 who
are interested in getting involved
with the USA Girls Scouts.
Adults wanting to participate are
welcomed also. For more infor-
mation, call 285-4046.

Layaways
Effective immediately, layaways
for $200 or more, 180 day duration
will cease. Layaways of 90 days will
continue for all layaways of over
$25, and clothing layaways are for 45
days. All layways will cease May 1.
By Aug. 30 all layaways must be
picked up or cancelled. For details,
call 285-4121.

Spouse employment
The Howard Family Support
Center offers "Spouse Employ-
ment Workshops." For more in-
formation, call 284-5650.

Pre-teen Jam
A Women's History Month
Pre-teen Jam is scheduled for 7 -
11 p.m. March 26 at the Howard
Youth Center. The event is for
ages 9 - 12, only. Price is $2.50
with activity card, $3.50 without.
For more information, call the
Howard Youth Center at 284-
4700/5615.

Tool sale
The Howard Wood Shop is
holding a tool sale 9 a.m. - noon
Saturday at Building 722.

Volunteer registration
Volunteers and volunteer coor-
dinators should ensure that all
volunteer hours are registered with
the Howard Family Support


Center's Volunteer Program. Also,
any volunteers who are PCSing in
the near future should come by the
FSC to pick up a letter stating
their volunteer hours. For more in-
formation, call Lizca Fearon at 284-
5650.

Aggie Muster
The Panama Texas A&M Club
is hosting the last Aggie Muster
of the millennium 7 p.m. April 21
at the Club de Golf Ejecutivo on
Balboa Avenue. For tickets and
information call Lilibeth B.
Langoni at 272-5166 or Teresa
Arosemena at 272-1873 or 260-
1523 after 5 p.m.

Wing Heritage Day
The 24th Wing Heritage Com-
mittee members are looking for
easels, bulletin boards and parti-
tions to mount pictures on for the
Wing Heritage Day static display
April 8 - 9 at Hangar One on
Howard. Organizers also need
bunting, streamers, bows and rib-
bons for the event. For more in-
formation, call Master Sgt. Shari
Gray at 284-5067.

Relocation Center
The Relocation Assistance Center
is here for all your relocation needs.
For more information, stop by
Building 200, Fort Clayton, or call
288-9234/9235.

Pet supplies
Since the Corozal Veterinary
Treatment Facility approaches clo-
sure Aug. 31, the VTF is reminding
pet owners to stock up on rou-
tinely used medications to last
through their PCS move. The last
order for pet supplies is June 1 and
when supplies run they will not be
replenished. Also, the VTF is re-
questing that if your pet is no
longer in Panama or has been
adopted to another family to call
them at 285-5866/5867 to help up-
date their records.

Laundry service
Super Suds laundromat offers a
drop-off, same day pick up service
Monday - Friday. The laundromat
is located next to Burger King on
Fort Clayton.

Education Center
The Fort Kobbe Education Cen-
ter and Fort Clayton Learning Re-
source Center offer educational
courses and certification. For more
information, call the FKEC at 284-
6310 or the FCLRC at 288-9292.

Internet class
A Relocation Internet Class
will be held 9 - 10:30 a.m. Thurs-
day in the Howard Family Sup-
port Center. The class is de-
signed to help people who are
PCSing in the near future with re-
location resources through the
Internet. Customers can learn
more about the area they will be
going to before they get there.
They can also gain knowledge of
using the internet to help with
their move. To sign-up for a
class, call the FSC at 284-5650.

Free child care
Air Force staff sergeants and be-
low can receive up to 20 free hours
of child care when they are within
90 days of PCS departure from
Howard Air Force Base. The Child
Development Center will provide
services. Member should bring or-
ders to the Family Support Center
to receive a certificate.


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Tropic Times
March 19,1999


USARSO hosts National Prayer Breakfast


Hon. Simon Ferro, U.S. Ambassador to Panama, addresses
the National Prayer Breakfast audience March 16.


story and photo by
Griselda Sterling
Tropic Times staff
FORT CLAYTON - The an-
nual National Prayer Breakfast
took place Tuesday at Fort
Clayton's Valent Recreation
Center with the Hon. Simon
Ferro, U.S. Ambassador to
Panama, as the guest speaker.
"I'm grateful, not only for
this invitation to share this
breakfast with all of you today,
but also to take this moment to-
gether in fellowship and prayer
to reflect upon our individual
lives," Ferro said.
Once again, the annual and
last National Breakfast Prayer in
Panama was well attended by
joint-service troops/soldiers


and civilian employees of the
USARSO family and other ser-
vice components here in
Panama.
"In my short time here, I
have been throughly im-
pressed by the profession-
alism and commitment f
that all of you demon- /
state in fulfilling your
military missions and in
representing the very
best of our country. I ,
want to congratulate
all of you for the out- "/'
standing work you /
are doing in fulfilling
the terms of the
Torrijos/Carter
Treaty." Ferro said.
The ambassador also ex-


tended a special note of recog-
nition and appreciation to the
Panamanian civilian employees
for their many years of loyal
and dedicated service to the
U.S. military. "You have repre-
sented your country well and
served our military selflessly.
,. You are truly a reflection of
the very best qualities of
the relationship between
our nations."
Ferro concluded by
saying, "Thank you
all for this opportu-
1/' nity to share my
thoughts with you this
morning and to reflect
through this service on the
spiritual and moral beliefs
which we hold dear."


(Above) Percival I nomas plays piano music
during the Catholic Congregation's Volun-
teer Appreciation Day ceremony. (Right)
Father Paul J. Bolton chats with Col.
Frederic E. Apt.

Catholic congregation

recognizes volunteers
Story and photos by Sgt. Paul Bouchard
Tropic Times Editor
FORT CLAYTON- The Catholic congregation at Fort
Clayton held a Volunteer Appreciation Day Sunday at the
Valent Recreation Center to thank the more than 50 volun-
teers who help out with Church functions and Masses
during the year.
Plaques were given to parish council members during
the two-hour ceremony, and food and beverages were
available for all volunteers and their family members.
Father Paul J. Bolten, the parish priest, said the volun-
teers play an important role for the parish.
He said the volunteers serve in such positions as altar
servers, Sunday school teachers, ushers and lecturers.
"This is our way of thanking them and giving them a
round of applause," Bolten said.


Rul


Former Bad Company
lead singer performs at
Clayton, Howard
FORT CLAYTON (DCA) - Can't get enough clas-
sic rock? You'll know the songs but you might not
recognize the band.
"This is not Bad Company. It is former lead singer
Brian Howe," said Howe in a phone interview from
Florida. "I am doing a Bad Company show. I am doing
all the hits I recorded with Bad Company and also a lot
of the band's classic hits."
The original Bad Company burst onto the scene in
1973 with a high profile and a busload of radio friendly,
guitar-powered rockers.Their self titled debut album
was recorded in a mere 10 days and topped the charts
worldwide, powered by the catchy riff rock single
"Can't Get Enough." The group's first three albums
sold more than a million copies apiece, but the ego
laden group disbanded in 1982.
Howe, who had gotten his start singing with Ted
Nugent's band in 1983, was invited to join Bad Com-
pany in 1984. The revamped Bad Company still had the
Midas touch, however, as "Dangerous Age" (1986)
earned Gold Record status, and "Holy Water" (1990)
and "Here Comes Trouble" (1992) each sold more than
a million copies. Howe will perform 8 p.m. March 26 at
Fort Clayton's Jarman Field and 3 p.m. March 27 at the
Howard Parade Field.
Information in this article was taken from the July 17,
1998 edition of The Blade newspaper, Toledo, Ohio.


Holy Week Celebrations

Catholic

April 2 - Good Friday Service
3 p.m. - Chapel
April 3 - Easter Vigil Mass
7 p.m. - Chapel
April 4 - Easter Sunday Mass
9:30 a.m. - Chapel

Protestant

April 4 - Easter Service and Breakfast
6 a.m. - Behind Chapel/Annex
April 4 - Traditional Protestant Worship
11 a.m. - Chapel
April 4 - Gospel Worship Celebration
12:30 p.m. - Chapel









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Molly Idol
Dental Care Month at CES
Fourth grade students Alexandra Othon and Regan Will speak to kindergartner students
about proper dental care as part of the Dental Health Month at Curundu Elementary School
recently.


Golden Bus have more winning buses.
You can do it! Community
Awards members are encouraged
to call the school to report
Winners of the Curundu El- __ ________________ _ good behavior. Each bus
ementary School Golden Bus has a number and picture
Award Program for Feb. 22 - - to assist observers in re-
March 5 were: the Elephant porting which bus had the
(205), the Motorcycle (705) best-behaved students.
and the Umbrella (707). We For more information, call the school at 288-
want you to work harder next week so we can 6565/6566.


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Lunch Program
March 22 - 26
Howard and Fort Kobbe Elementary
Schools
Monday - Peanutbutter and jelly sand-
* which, celery stick, pear, cookie, milk.
Tuesday - Salami and cheese sand-
wich, cucumber slices, apple, cookie, milk.
Wednesday - Bologna sandwich, lettuce and to-
mato, banana, cookie, milk.
Thursday - Ham and cheese sandwich, tomato
wedge, orange, cookie, milk.
Friday - Tuna salad sandwich, carrot stick,
grapes, cookie, milk.
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Lunch Menu
March 22 - 26
Curundu Middle and Balboa
High Schools

Monday - Popeye's chic-
ken, mashed potatoes,
green peas, fruit, oatmeal
and raisin cookie, milk.
Tuesday - Ravioli, garlic 4
toast, green peas, fruit, va-
nilla pudding, milk.
Wednesday - Beef-a-roni,
green beans, peaches, va-
nilla pudding, milk.
Thursday - Spaghetti and meat sauce, garlic
toast, corn, pineapple, strudel sticks, apple, milk.
Friday - International Day. Enjoy your lunch.
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Mar. 18


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McCormack, 7
Mar. 18


Jose Lima, I
Mar. 19


Sasha Davila, 19
Mar. 16


Richard Standaert, 1
Mar. 21


Rachael Baitel, 7
Mar. 25


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Let us print your stories, poems, drawings or
funny photos on the Youth Scene Page.
Send them through MPS to: Tropic Times, Unit
7145, APO AA 34004 or drop them in our box at the
Fort Clayton Post Office by 9 a.m. Monday.
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Power outage Commissary closures One more time Two power outages are slated for SatThe DeCA Corozal CommisPages B4 and B1 1: The Lettermen will urday on Fort Clayton: 8-9 a.m. Buildings sary and the Howard Comperform 7 p.m. Saturday at the Howard 39, 49, 95, 100,102-109,126-128; 8-10 a.m. missary will be closed Base Theater and 6:30 p.m. Sunday at area 100 (except Buildings 100-109, 126April 2 in observance of Clayton's Jarman Field. And don't miss 128) areas 200 and 300, Buildings 3055Good Friday. Regular operanother Party in the Park (part 11l) start3081, the Valent Recreation Center and ating hours will resume ing at 4 p.m. March 26 at Fort Clayton's the Swimming Pool. For more informaApril 3. For more informaJarman Field featuring former Bad Comtion call 285-5708. tion call 285-5405. pany lead singer Brian Howe. Tropic Times Vol. XII No. 11 Fort Clayton, Howard Air Force Base and Rodman NS Panama Canal, Republic of Panama Friday, March 19, 1999 Serving the Joint Community Spc. Deborah L Long (USARSO PAO) Training one last time Soldiers from the 101st Airborne Division out of Fort Campbell, Ky., take part in a waterborne training exercise that is ongoing at Fort Sherman's Jungle Operations Training Battalion. These soldiers are members of the last unit taking part in such training at the JOTB, who's mission terminates March 27. Check out next week's Tropic Times issue to see how these soldiers performed during the training. Fuel tank at Howard has new destination story by Staff Sgt. John B. hour it arrived at the airfield in Dendy IV Panaia in the early 1990s. 24th Wing Public Affairs Office "We helped put it in," Diaz said HOWARD AFB -Airmen in from on-scene. "It was easy. We Panama are redeploying a fuel installed filter separators, along tank that serviced U-2 aircraft other modifications to improve the without missing a mission. system. Thc days of U-2 support hom Diaz and Cabal lero joined fellow Howard are over. Fuel in the tank squadron members Staff Sgt. Lariy was reclaimed Tuesday, and the Moore and Senior Airman Andrew tank will be seali fted to the LaFauci in the removal effort. United Kingdom, where it will "It doesn't leave us without a support U-2 requirements in the -o at Howard," Moore cautioned. European theater, said Master "We've got plenty of tanks to Sgt. Lionel Williams of the 24th pickle.'' Fuels Management Flight. "The The self-contained U-2 tank is front dike wall will conie down to the largest transportable tank get the tank out," Williams said. Howard has: 43-feet long, 12-feet "The tank will go to RAF wide and 13-feet tall. The "metaL Fairford, by way of Panaia and tank's inner surfaces were coated Lake Charles, La." wi th epoxy to w ithstand the corroManuel Caballero and Erasmo sive power of the U-2 fuel known r Arman eermy Moor ( USAF) Dia, of the 24th Civil Engineer as Jet Fuel Thermally Stahfc. Airmen participating in U-2 tank redeployment action, from left: Senior Airman AnSquadron are civilian fuel tank When the U-2 support requiremumnt drew LaFauci, 24th Civil Engineer Squadron; Senior Airman James Woods, 24th Supexperts who remember the 20,0(f)ended, the aimen got directions ply Squadron; Erasmo Diaz, 24th Civil Engineer Squadron; and Manuel Caballero, allon capacity tank from the See Tank on Page 3. 24th Civil Engineer Squadron.

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2 Tropic Timese March 19, 1999 P o l General presents stripes to Airman 24th Wing airman promoted through STEP program story and photo by Tech. Sgt. Rick Burnham 24th Wng Public Affairs Office HOWARD -Joe Bagdon had seen it all before. While assigned to the Ist Fighter Wing at Langley Air Force Base, Va., the New York native had witnessed the events leading up to a Stripes For Exceptional Performers promotion "more than once." And on several occasions, the new stripes were given out by Gen. Richard Hawley, Air Combat Command commander. So when the general, during his trip to Howard April 9-10, stopped by the Military Personnel Flight where Bagdon serves as the Noncommissioned Officer in Charge of the Relocations Flight, the technical sergeant knew something was up, though ie didn't know just what it was. It was a set of master sergeant stripes, courtesy of Hawley and the STEP program. The general presented the new chevrons to Bagdon before a small group of personnel specialists, in addition to Col. Gregory L. Trebon, 24th Wing commander, and ChiefMaster Sgt. George Martinez, Gen. Richard Hawley, Air Combat Command commander; congratulates Master Sgt. Joe acting command chief master sergeant. Bagdon, 24th Wing Military Personnel Flight, during his promotion ceremony. Later, the newly appointed senior NCO said he was unaware of the STEP prior to receiving it. general commented that he had one more thing to The sergeant said receiving the stripe was excit"I've seen enough of these to know that somegive the sergeant, reaching into his uniform pockets ing. He also added that he was "looking forward to thing was up," he said, "although I really didn't ocas he spoke. the new challenges that come with being a master cur to me that it was a STEP." "'That's when it occurred to me that it was a sergeant." After handing out an ACC coin to Bagdon, the STEP promotion," Bagdon said. Congratulations Master Sgt. Joe Bagdon. Volunteer of Clarification the W eek On page C3 in last week's Tropic Times, the published Overseas HousFORTCLAYTON (Installation Voling Allowance figures for Fort unteer Coordinator's Office) -Raquel Buchanan and Roosevelt Roads were Peluyera is the U.S. Army South Volunmisleading. teer ofthe Week. -Those numbers actually Peluyera is a parent volunteer at reflectedthe rental ceilings (a combiCurundu Elementary School. She also nation of the Basic Allowance for serves as coach and team Mom for socHousing and OHA) by rank in both arcer and basketball. eas. Her major accomplishment is helping Sgt. Tywanna Gordon (Trp ims) They did not include the utility facteachers with their work. She said what Raquel Peluyera tor and the numbers published only reshe likes most about volunteering are flected amounts soldiers with dependents would receive. making new friends, developing ideas A native of Guaynabo, Puerto Rico, Because OHA rates for Puerto Rico are expected to change and helping others. she is married to Sgt. Ist Class Ramon after April 1, please see the April 9 issue of the Tropic Times Her most rewarding experience as a Peluyera. They have two children, for a complete listing (with and without dependent rate) and volunteerisseeingchildren smile. Raquel, 10, and Ramon, 6. explanation of the housing allowances in Puerto Rico. This authorized unofficial command information publication is for U.S. armed forces overseas. The Tropic Time.s is published in conjunction with the Armed Forces Information Proeram of the Departmnt of Defense, under the supervision of the Durector of Public Affairs, U.S. Southern Command. Contents ofthe Tropic Times do not necessarily represent the official views of the U.S. government, the Department of Delfense or the U.S. Southern Command. Tropic Tim es, U nit 71I45, A PO A A 34004. Volunteer ..V icky Colorado Building 405, Field Printing Plant, Corozal One West U.S. Army South Commanding General. Maj. Gen. Philip R. Kensinger Jr. Phone: 285-6612/4666 or FAX 285-6613. U.S. Army South Public Affairs Office .288-3143 E-Mail: p bouchar d@usarso-lan l.ar m y.imil public AfTairs Ocer .Lt. Col. Byron D. Conover USARSO LAN address: pbouclhardP(sopa)usa rso Deputy Public Affairs Officer. Capt. Lany D. Winchel Tropic Times on the W orld W ide Web at: www.tropictimes.com Command Information. Gaby Capriles E-Mail: daniel-amores(usa.net NCOIC .Sgt. I st Class Christopher C. Calkins Editor ..Spc. Deborah L. Long Commander in Chief .Gen. Charles E. W ill eln 24th W ing Com mander .Col. Gregory L. Trebon Director, U.S. Southern Comnmamnd Public Affairs .Col. Vicente C. Ogilvie 24th Wing Public Affairs Office .284-5459 U.S. Southern Command Public Affairs Office .(305) 437-1200 Director of Public Affairs .Cap t. W ayne Perry Chief, Tropic Tim es .Rose m ary Chong Chief of Public Affairs .I st Lt. Joseph Della Vedova E d itor .......S gt. Pau l B o uchard N C O I C ...Tec h. S gt. R ick B urnhamar Assistant Editor .Sgt. Tywanna Gordon Editor .Staff Sgt. John B. Dendy IV Writer/Editor .Daniel Amores U.S. Naval Station Panama Canal W riter/Editor .Spc. Kenneth K. Rockett Com m anding Officer .Capt. Robert W .Bennett, Jr. Writer/Editor .Griselda Sterling U.S. Naval Station Panama Canal Public Affairs Office .283-4301 Office Automation Clerk .Tina Summerton Public Affairs Specialist ..SKSN Denise Alford Volunteer ..Dissenia Ortega Director, Joint Interagency Task Force South .Col. Barry J. Chisholm Volunteer.Monique Chong Joint Interagency Task Force South Public Affairs Office .284-7502

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~~N e w s Tropic Times ews March 19, 1999 Howard Job Fair slated for April 14 story by Rich Fitzgerald, This is supported by the following facts." Civilian Personnel Officer Second, take advantage of the Family Support Center HOWARD AFB -If you recently went to the Army to work up your resume and perfect your presentation Job Fair, hopefully You got a job lead, or tested aind skills. perfected your skills in "selling yourself" to better Third, study what the company you want to work your chances at employment. Now you have another for does. By researching their business, you will be able opportunity to help "sell yourself' through the Air to tell (sell) them on how your joining them can help Force sponsored job fair on April 14. them get the job done better/cheaper. If you have trainRemember, your focus should be: "My next job is ing, performance and/or suggestion awards in their spegetting my next job." You have the ability to sell your cialty, you can establish a concrete link with them. training, knowledge and skills to your next employer. You know what they do and you have a proven You have the confidence needed. You have proven track record of accomplishments in the area which will could/should I have done differently, how could I have yourself in a bilingual environment of complex prFporanswer the question of why they should hire you insaid/presented it better'?" tions. Any employer will be well-served by hiring you. stead of someone else. Then use those "lessons learned" in the next interYou can make a positive contribution to their bottom Do not be afraid to "brag" about your accomplishview. Keep a written record of these insights and review line. You can move up within their organization by doments -how else will they know'? them before your interviews. ing for them what you have done so well for us. Fourth, adopt a positive attitude. This is essential if Sixth, keep your word. If you say you will get back What does it take to effectively sell yourself? you are to attract a new employer. to the company, or send them something, do it -even if First, take an accurate, realistic inventory of your Fifth, do not get discouraged if you hear a few you have accepted another job offer. marketable skills. Write them down. Study them. Turn "nos". Hang in there. Each job interview can put you in All of the above can be summarized in this way: apthem into your sales pitch. a better position for the next one. Learn from each interproach the job market in a diligent, professional manner "I am experienced/trained/educated/successful in .view. Ask yourself after each is concluded: "What that ensures a high probability of success. Tank ACAP Center News Continued from Page 1. Corder said. "We manufactured hoses men got directions to reblend the excess with the right adapters and connections fuel into the existing JP-8 jet fuel stock, to move the fuel. We had to knock the Positive thinking n yourjob search said Master Sgt. Johnnie Hudson of/he cobwebs off of it when we found it, but 24th Supply Squadron. "That tank never we came up with the old stuff we needed. story by Celia Moreno-Serrano A good resume used well is per,, S The U-2 tank redeployment lets us get rid ACAP Center haps the most important tool in a job missed a mission," Hudson said. "It took of a couple of old trucks now that they FORT CLAYTON -Professionals hunter's kit bag. To construct and use four fuels maintenance people to disaswon't have to service the tank." understand the impact of these thoughts your resume effectively, consider these semble and purge the tank, plus three fuWith the fuel reclaimed, the next task and attitudes when they are looking for essential rules: els people to blend 20,000 gallons of U-2 is moving the tank. Part of the duty falls a job. It is known the brain controls all Make sure your resume lists an fuel with roughly 500,000 gallons of JP_ to contractors, refueling maintenance of our functions. Nevertheless, we have objective. 8. transporters and civil engineers with liqa tendency to forget this truth in our Put your most important 'and Hudson credited Staff Sgt. Lance uid fuels expertise. Moving the tank reprofessional lives. valuable data near the top of your reMoon and Senior Airman Rodney Corder quires a crane to winch the 30,000-pound For a successful job search, the indisume in what is called "The Host of the 24th Transportation Squadron Recontainer onto a special trailer. A trafficvidual must assume an "Internal focus Zone" or "Summary of Qualifications." fueling Maintenance Element with devisstopping road trip over the Bridge of the of control attitude." They should recog+ Use verbs which convey action, ing local solutions during the U-2 fuel Americas follows, and final hand-off to nize their own responsibility for reachleadership and results to describe your removal. Panama Canal-based sealift experts ing their objectives and overcome barriexperience. "We modified one of the oldest fuel should complete the local leg of the U-2 ers to attain their goals. Include buzzwords from your trucks in the Air Force inventory (a tank redeployment, airmen interviewed Avoid an "external focus control." profession to show that you are knowl1983) to transfer the fuel to storage," said. This happens when thinking the ups edgeable about important concepts. and downs are controlled by outside Separate achievements from reevents and forces such as blame: It was sponsibilities for each position. his fault; weaknessness; I can not; ri+ Don't include personal informagidity: This is the way I've always tion about your age, health, etc. been; fate: I am not lucky; wishful Use white space, bullets, capital thinking: If I had not done that, things letters and boldface type to highlight would be fine". important points. Instead use "Positive thinking tech+ Re-check your resume several niques:" times for punctuation, grammar and Create a feeling of belief: suspend spelling erors. any doubts and hesitations. Be sure your paper and printing *Formulate your statement in choices give your resume a high quality positve terms: I am an outstanding proappearance. fessional. When you're satisfied that you've Phrase it in the present tense: I written a good resume, keep a copy earn $ with you at all times. + Your statement should be specific To build a marketable resume and to and concise: I am a succesful sales repimprove your interviewing techniques, resentative earning $. come visit the ACAP Center, 3rd floor, Repeat it constantly for at least a Building 128 on Fort Clayton or call us month. at 288-9277 Airman Jeremy Moore (USAI, Senior Airman Rodney Corder, 24th Transportation Squadron Refueling Maintenance Element, demonstrates how one of the oldest refueling vehicles in the Air Force inventory was modified to remove the U-2 fuel from its tank.

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Tropic Times March 19, 1999 N e s Patients should be aware of rights, responsibilities by Capt. Gregory Fey formation to the patients, it will be provided to the hospitalizations, medications, and other matters relat24th Medical Group appropriate family memher or surrogates. ing to their health. A patient must let his or her priHOWARD AFB -You may have heard much 6. Informed Consent: Patients have the right to be nary health care practitioner know whether he or she debate in the last year of patient rights legislation as given, in non-clinical terms, information needed to understands the treatment and what is expected of political interest groups attempt to find a compromake knowledgeable decisions on treatment options. him or her. misc and at the same time support patient rights for Such information should include anticipated com2. Respect and Consideration: Patients must conaccess to and choice of medical care. plications, risks, benefits, and alternative treatments sider the rights of other patients and health care perYou also may not be aware of your rights and reavailable. sonnel. sponsibilities as a patient of the 24th Medical Group. 7. Research Projects: Patients have the right to This includes assuring tiat they and their visitors Patient rights and responsibilities are posted in medibe advised if the medical facility proposes to engage comply with noise, smoking and visitor congestion cal facilities on Fort Clayton and Howard AFB. in research associated with their care or treatment. policy. Patients must respect the property of other If you have not had the time to read those docuThe patient has the right to refuse to participate in persons and the medical facility. ments while visiting our facilities, please read on. any research projects. There are no experimental or 3. Compliance with Health Care: Patients must Health care personnel must support your rights as a investigational core projects ongoing at the 24th comply with the medical, dental and nursing treatpatient and ensure these rights become an integral Medical Group. ment plan, including follow-up care recommended by part of your treatment and care. 8. Safe Environment: Patients have the right to health care personnel. This includes keeping apThe following are your basic rights: care and treatment in a safe environment which meets pointments on time or notifying clinics when they 1. Medical and Dental Care: Patients have the appropriate safety codes and is prudently and reacannot keep appointments. right to quality care and treatment consistent with sonably managed. 4. Medical and Dental Records: Patients must enavailable resources and generally accepted stan9. Medical Facility Rules and Regulations: Pasure they promptly return records to the facility for dards. tients have the right to be informed of the medical proper filing and maintenance if they "hand carry" The patient has the right also to refuse treatment facility's (24 MDG) rules and regulations that relate the record for purposes of consultation. to the extent permitted by law and government reguto patient or visitor conduct. The patient has the right All records which document care provided in a lations, and to be informed of the consequences of to expect that explicit rules (e.g. smoking) will be imfederal government facility are property of the U.S. his or her refusal. partially enforced for all. Government. 2. Respectful Treatment: Patients have the right 10. Patient Complaints: Patients are entitled to 5. Medical Facility Rules and Regulations: Pato considerate and respectful care with recognition information about the medical facility's mechanism of tients must follow general medical facility rules and of his or her personal dignity. the initiation, review and resolution of patient comregulations affecting patient and visitor conduct. 3. Privacy and Confidentiality: Patients have the plaints. 6. Reporting of Complaints: Patients should help right, within the law and Army and Air Force regula11. Timeliness of Care: Patients have the right to the medical facility commander provide the best postions, to privacy and confidentiality concerning the most timely access and treatment which medical sible care to all beneficiariesThe medical facility comhealth care. facility resources and medical circumstances allow. mander shoul i promptly report recommendations, 4. Identity: Patients have the right to know at all Providing quality health care is a complex task questions, or complaints to the service, department or times, the identity, professional status, and profesthat requires close cooperation between patients and the patients advocate. sional credentials of health care personnel, as well as medical facility personnel. We consider you a vital and active partner in the name of the health care practitioner primarily rePatients can take responsibility for their care by your medical care. When you are well-informed of sponsible for his or her care. helping health care personnel give the best possible your rights and responsibilities as a patient, you 5. Explanation of Care: Patients have the right to care. Toward that end, your responsibilities as a pahelp us make your medical care as effective as have their diagnosis, treatment, procedures, and progtient exist in a number of areas. possible. nosis of illness explained in terms they can be ex1. Provide Information: Patients must provide, to If you have any questions about your rights pected to understand. the best of their knowledge and ability, accurate and and responsibilities as a patient, please ask any When it is not medically feasible to give such incomplete information about symptoms, past illness, of the professionals who are caring for you. Consider making an advance directive by Col. T. J.O'Neil conducted, but only if the specific catastrophe happens, attempts will commander, 24th Medical Group situation that arises is exactly the be made to contact your next-of-kin. HOWARD AFB -Would your one you describe in your living will. Then that person has to guess, from wishes be followed if you had a A durable power of attorney for thousands of miles away, what you stroke while driving to work? Would health care gives the power to decide want done. your personal desires concerning to someone you love and trust if you Maybe it will be what you would your medical and rehabilitation care are unable to decide for yourself. really want done. Maybe not. be carried out if for some reason you You have told that person your Maybe their interpretation of your Clinic reduces services were suddenly rendered unable to exwishes, and you trust them to carry wishes will be followed, and dependThe 24th Medical Group Physical press those desires? those wishes out, regardless of the ing on the jurisdiction, maybe not. Therapy Clinic has reduced its serThe questions sound awful and details of the circumstances that You are now playing roulette with vices in order to close down by July threatening, and most of us don't arise. the most personal and precious thing I In preparation for this reduction in want to think about them. However, The kind of advance directive that you control -your fate. Think i every one of us, regardless of age, is best for you depends on how about it. ing closely with all providers in an could suddenly have an accident much specific control you want, If you want more information, ask effort to ensure the transition is as that would render us "not competent" whether you have someone close to for one of the Advance Directives inpainless as possible for all customto decide issues of our medical care. you who you can trust with that kind formation handouts at the 24th Mediers The clinic is providing all treferWho would then decide for us? of decision, and the laws that apply cal Group. Contact your Installation ring providers with home treatment "Advance directives" exist to enwhere you are located. Judge Advocate Office for assisprotocols for the conditions most sure that our loved ones are not If you do nothing and a personal tance in completing an advance dicommonly seen in the clinic, and is caught between differing laws and rective. Once it is completed, keep ensuring the process for referring all family controversies. If you have an one copy in a safe place known to patients they are unable to see and advance directive made out -one at your significant others, and one in ptn e are unber to and home where your family or significant your medical record. .treatment, has been fully briefed to others know its location, and the it's your life and your medical atmentidesb It's! yourt lifve ytLiou mhneia all poies other in your military medical record care! Don't leave it up to chance! -you are more in control of what School physicals happens to you. The Howard Air Force Base and Advance directives are not just Fort Clayton pediatric clinics are in(Fr those who are old, or who have a creasing the number of school physichronic disease, or who are facing a cat appointments available. Physical major operation or procedure where appointments av now offered I -3:30 a disabling outcome is a possibility. appointment ayow ored 130 Theyare or eeryody bovethep.m. daily. If you are moving to They are for every body above the /Puerto Rico and your child will re-age of 18. t h There are different kinds of' quire a school physical prior to the advane diarective. Liing wkis f start of the next school year, call the advance directives. Living wills apitetds t2423/84 descibe n gnera tems hw /appointment desk at 1-84-283213834/ de scri be in ge ner al term s ho w 3837. Because of the limited number You want your care conducted in ,/33.Bcueotelmtdnme certain specific situations. dof appointments we ask that only chilThey will generally be respected dren moving to Puerto Rico call for these appointments. If you have any unless they are in conflict with laws call the pediatric clinics at of a state or country you are living questions, 284-5t95 p r cln,2Howard, 284-5095 or Clayton, 288in. They give you the most personal 75. power to say how your care will be

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* Voices Tropic Times 1 Voices March 19, 1999 Kd [[We are grateful Farewell Capt. Perez Dear Editor, S special thanks I would like to take a moment to say thanks to some people who have made a difficult situation bearable. My Dear Editor, husband found out three weeks ago that his mother is Twenty years ago Lenar started his military career. Dear Editor, sterminally ill. We applied for a humanitarian reassignGod gave him the opportunity to know both sides of it, We would like to express our sincere thanks to vmnent and it was approved within days, and now I would one as an NCO, the other as a commission officer. eryone in the DCSINT and GTE offices. Thei caring ltke to thank Tech. Sgt. Kirkman and SRA Luty at MPF Those who had the privilege to work with Capt. Perez thoughts and helpful favors were greatly appreciated lor all theii help with the orders and out-processing. At know that he is an extraordinary officer, a true friend during the trauma and recovery ofou recent automobile the Fort Clayton TMO Office I would like to thank and a great mentor. Lemar spent most of his carrier in accident. Cleotilde Fisher, Donna Cockburn and Mr. Mike for all Panama. Many others in the community went out of their way their help in getting my household goods packed as Some. to assist us in one way or another. Kudos to the followsoon as possible. Additionally, I'd like to thank two s w might say, "ofcourse, he is fone Panama. Othing; Booker Haywood at Internacional de Seguros; very special people who have been a tremendous help America; a key laison during USARSO's most imporClayton 6 Ambulance crew; Deanna at Budget Rent-Ato myself and my family and they are Tech. Sgt. tant years in Panama; a great logistician or because he Car; Deidamia Navarro at Carlson Wagonlit Travel; Drs. Kimball and Staff Sgt. Dumpert, who work with my hushas been recognized, by name, by international and naHaney, Li and Marine at Fort Clayton's Dental and band in CES. Without their help I wouldn't have made it ta eers by n inercers and n Medical clinics; Mr. Lombardo at the International Law heaswekAsoiCEIwud kettakMgtional leaders, high ranking officers and civilians from Medcalcliics Mr Lonhado t te IteratinalLaw the past week. Also in CES I would like to thank MSgt. Ecuador, Honduras, Argentina, Peru, the U.S., ColomOffice; Terese Guardia from DCSIM; and a very special Sullivan and everyone in the orderly room for being so E Uua Bras, Artin P anama, thank you to Michelle Cajar and Candace Quinn from accommodating and helpful. And for all the other people bia, Uruguay, Brazil, Puerto Rico and Panama, DCSINT Programs whose assistance and TLC were imwho have had a hand in our quick departure a very sinsimply because his name represents the U.S. Army measurable. cere thanks. May God be with you. Thank you. John and Penny Henderson and "Sammi" The Roy family His career as an active duty officer is almost over. Sad to some, but immensely proud to his family and friends. It is true that, "Behind every great manthere is Many thanks for the waiver an excellent woman." Behind this top notch officer there are five outstanding ladies, as he calls them, "His Dear Editor, know-how attitude, Jacqueline Hoffman, 24th Logistics own little Army." On Saturday, Feb. 13, we shipped our dog "Gig," alGroup secretary, drafted a waiver request letter, which Capt. Perez is finishing his carrier as the S-4 for the though the rest of our family is leaving in May or June. was submitted and approved the same day. Without her 56th Signal Battalion, and I have the opportunity to see "Gig" and I flew Space A from Howard AFB via encouragement and knowledge of these procedures, we him in action. It is a pleasure to say good bye to his Soto Cano to Charleston, S.C. I woi ild like to thank the would not have even known to pursue this waiver, friends and to him in an open recognition of some of his many people involved in making this trip a success. Vielka Rodriguez of the 24th Medical Group orderly work: To the members of the 56th Signal Battalion, but First, thanks to Lt. Col. Greg Hellesto, of the 24th Loroom was also an important link in the chain of events most of all his S-4 shop for all the support that you've gistics Group, for working for me, faxing paperwork to given him during this past years. "Crazy Perez's" days the 100-pound waiver for Miami, securing the neceswith you are almost over, but I know that his memory Space A Travel on military sary signatures, and preparwill stay in yours forever. transport planes. For our ing the EML orders for our To all his friends in USARSO, to Gen. Kensinger and 1 80-pound mastiff, this opcategory 4 travel status, all SOUTHCOM's friends. The Chaplain's Office, for all the tion would not have been in a very short turn around encouragement and understanding you've given to his possible without that time. family; the whole Building 519 and Building 95; to Ms. waiver. To Monica Daes, Finally, I want to thank Lim, his flying partner. To his secretary, for all those pet liaison for the TSB, for --the terrific staff of the "Bad Hair Days;" to his friends at the Boat Shop; the her diligence, efficiency Howard PAX Teninal, who cashiers at the PX; the Curundu Gas Station crew; and and total commitment to always received my many his Motor Pool employees. To his daughter's teachers researching and communiinquires with helpful, hnand professors of Curundu Elementary School (Mr. eating the many issues est answers and profesThomas, Ms. Archivold) Curundu Middle School, bearing on pet movement. sionalism. MSgt. Dennis Balboa High School (Ms. Staha, JROTC Dept, Principal) Her support and caring attiBroughton, PAX Terminal that spend more time with them than him. To the doctors tude was unwavering. superintendent, was terrific, and nurses that were there during those hard times and Thanks to Capt. (Dr.) not only answering my understood his pain. To CPO which always gave him Todd Thomas, of the Army questions but in giving adthe guidance to be a better manager. To the guy that Veterinary Treatment Facilditional helpful advice on cleans his ear (Pinky) and shines his boots. To his menity, for his complete dedicaloading and shipping our tors: Gen. Valenzuela, Gen. (ret.) Sisneros, Col. (ret.) tion and support to our dog. Lt. Herman Payne, ofStevens, Col. (ret.) Gragg and Col. Brophy. pets and their families. Goficer-in-charge of the PAX But most of all, to the soldiers and NCOs whose ing over and above his haTerminal, was readily availnames escape our mind, but always remember his. Besic duties, he referred us to RileRodgers able for questions at the cause you are the Army's backbone, "Hasta Pronto" a wonderful vet in ColumBecause of people like those on the C-5 crew, Clayton Town Hall Meetour friends. bia, S.C. who in turn reGig is safe and sound in the USA. ings and at the terminal. I It is my last duty as a wife of an officer of the United ferred us to an excellent cannot remember all of their States Army to salute my husband's friends. Those kennel facility. Without Dr. Thomas's help in this names, but thanks to the terminal personnel who were who were side by side with him during those moments search, we would have had no idea of where to find a on hand the day we traveled. that I was taking care of our family; those that stayed quality care and facilities. Of course, another integral part of our successful behind hoping that one day God will cross our paths I also want to thank Col. Richard Thomas, TSB Comjourney was the crew of the C-5, a Reserve unit out of again. To all of you that knew my husband and helped mander, for his true concern for our pets and commitSan Antonio, Texas. They were super! They checked him accomplish his mission, Thank you, thank you very ment to help us with their safe transport to our next deson him during the flight and made sure that he was sale much. tinations. His direct, straightforward approach to this and comfortable. It is an understatement to say that we From our daughters Denise, Penelope, Tabitha and issue has motivated many of us to plan ahead and send are greatly relieved to have this aspect of our move Laura to you my love for letting us enjoy being ARMY our pets early. complete. It is such an incredible comfort to know that brats. Farewell to our captain and congratulations in The many details involved in shipping our dog inthis much-loved member of our family is safe and sound your retirement. But remember THE BEST IS YET TO eluded requesting an EML waiver from SOUTHCOM. in the USA! Thanks to all of you. COME. At the last minute, and with her usual efficiency and Rita Rodgers andfamily Yours Always, Annie Thanks co-workers and friends Thanks clinics Dear Editor, Beddia and Capt. K. L. Jatczac. I also extend a long overDear Editor, I am taking this time and making the opportunity to due thanks to Spc. Sharon Gonzales, Miguel Vazquez After three-and-a-half years in Panama, it's now express my "Heart Felt" thanks to so many wonderful and Darin Weaver. time to leave, and shame on me if I don't take a moment people. The USARSO Command should be proud of our to say thank you to the Howard and Clayton Medical On March 9, I had an emergency medical situation many top-quality professionals as I am. To me, it is Group. occurring at work at Corozal Building 741, requiring imsuch an honor to be associated with USASO, 56th SigYou have consistently cared for our family through mediate attention. This was unfortunately the second nal Battalion, Corozal Technical Control Center. various illnesses in a most professional and understandoccurrence in less than six months. Again, I am grateful for the many caring, compasing manner. I want to express the appreciation I hold for the fast sionate, concerned and helpful people. Your many inWhether it was ER, Pediatrics, X-ray, whatever, you acting, quick responding co-workers and friends. Kudos quires, phone calls, visits and cheerful words of encourwec always there for us with a smile, kind Word and the to the Military Police personnel, the emergency medical agement and best wishes and aid to my family are truly medical attention needed. You answered questions technicans from the 24th Medical Group and the Emnerendeared. courteously and informatively when we called and algency Room and Intensive Care Section at the San For those, so very generous to offer theii hard ways treated us with respect. In 24-plus years associaFernando Hospital. Professionals all. earned sick leave, I am indebted. Thanks Will never be tion With the oiltary hospitals, you have been the best. I mean not to exclude any desiring persons, but esenough from me. See you at work in time near future. We'll miss you. pecially want to thank Larry Sellers, Staff Sgt. Joe Dennis Richenbacher Calvin and Dianine Brown

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6 Tropic Times March 19, 1999 Making things ha A44 4w Above, Sgt. Holden ground-guides Spc. Kendrick as he clears the ground for the construction of the basketball court. On the right, Sgt. Hurdle, left, and Sgt. Francis, weld 10" American C-Channel for roof support. The soldiers from Joint Task Force 518th are continuing their humaniW tarian support to the Commonwealth of Dominica. By April 16, the Joint Task Force will redeploy a majority of its personnel. They will leave a good and memorable impression on the Dominicans. They have deployed with the intent to provide support, and they are accomplishing the mission.

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ture Tropic Times March 19.' 1999 I pen in Dominica story and photos by 2nd Lt. Tamika Briggs see the hard work and effort put out by the soldiers. 4 Joint Task Force 518th public affairs officer The soldiers of the Task Force are enjoying their The soldiers from Joint Task Force 518th are time in Dominica. They have gone on several MWR continuing their humanitarian support to the Commontrips such as the Emerald Pool, Trafalgar Falls and The wealth of Dominica. Boiling Lake (the largest of its kind in the world). This mission should not come as a surprise to They have also had the opportunity to spend time with anyone. A couple of weeks ago, you should have read the nationals. They conducted an Organizational Day of about the outstanding work conducted by the Task sports with a barbecue for all exercise participants, with Force. participation from the Dominicans. The soldiers are from the 5 18th Engineer Company, The soldiers learned to play a traditional game of the 5th Battalion (Light), 87th Infantry; Headquarters & West Indies -"Cricket." Soldiers commented on how Headquarters Company, 5th/87th Infantry; 245th much they enjoyed learning and experiencing the Support Battalion; and 252nd Signal Company, 63rd culture. Signal Battalion, Fort Gordon, Ga. For some, it wasn't their first time. Sgt. Thaddeus Also part of the Task Force are A CO, 8th Engineer Bull explained his new experience, "I didn't have any Support Battalion (Marines); Underwater Construction idea of how to play. I heard of the game, but didn't know Team I and Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 74 what it was. It was really fun. I enjoyed it a lot." (Navy Seabees), and the 5th Medical Group (Airmen). Sgt. Spencer Howell, somewhat familiar with the The Marines' project was completed on March 10. game stated, "That was fun. I've been around it a lot, but I They constructed a basement floor, installed windows never really took the opportunity to learn." and a door, stabilized the bleachers and constructed a In the near future, the soldiers will have other 0 retaining wall. opportunities to experience the beauty of the "Nature The Dominicans also contributed to the project. They Island of the Caribbean." manually excavated the basement, constructed and By April 16, 1999, the Joint Task Force will redeploy 0 stuccoed CMU walls, and installed security bars on the a majority of its personnel. They will leave a good and windows. The other projects are still in progress, and memorable impression on the Dominicans. They have Z coming along strong. deployed with the intent to provide support, and they The task force has received numerous visits from have done that, thus far. their chain of command. Lt. Col. Charles L. Taylor, 5th/ The JTF hopes that when the Dominicans utilize their 87th commander, has had a chance to visit with the new facilities, they will always remember the hard work soldiers. He was very pleased with the task force's and long hours from JTF 518th. performance. Maj. Gen. Philip R. Kensinger Jr., U.S. The Dominicans are very pleased and grateful for the Army South commanding general, and Col. Richard assistance provided by the task force. They observe the Thomas, Theater Support Brigade commander, are JTF patiently at the site each day, waiting to use the scheduled to visit also. They will have the opportunity to facility. II bove, members of JTF 518th enjoy some sports ctivities. From left, Staff Sgt. McLamore, a Dominian player and Spc. Campos. On the right, Spc. aldwin, left, and Spc. Medina use the chop saw cut 2x4 studs for formwork.

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Tropic Timesf1 8 arch 19, 1999Brief Pre-retirement briefing All flights listed are subject to change because of cancellations, additions or priority mission The AG pre-retirenment briefing is scheduled fior 9 a. in. requirements. Check with the Passenger Service Section for updated information on flights by calling -noon today in the BOSS screening room at the Valent 284-4306/3608. Recreation Center on Fort Claytutn. Personnel planning to Saturday Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday rire within the next six months are encouraged to attend. For more information, call 288-6417. 6 a.m. NO SCHEDNO SCHED12:40 a.m. 9:45 a.m. NO SCHEDNO SCHEDC-130 ULED FLIGHTS ULED FLIGHTS B-727 B-727 ULED ULED Pittsburg, Soto Cano AB, Atlanta IAP, FLIGHTS FLIGHTS USARSO "Hasta Luego" Penn. Honduras(CC) Ga. The next "Hasta Luego" reception for soldiers depart7:55 a.m. ing U.S. Army South in April, May and June is scheduled C-141 for 3 p.m. today at the Fort Clayton Community Club. For Soto Cano more information, call Caroline Hall at 288-9268/9235. AB, Honduras (CC); Charleston Education grant AFB, S.C. The deadline for applying for the Air Force Aid Society's Education Grant is today. The grant is for $1,500. 640th bazaar The 640th Air Mobility Support Squadron is sponsoring a bazaar today -Sunday at the Howard Parade Field, and is in need of vendors for the event. For more information, A-Active duty only US-U.S. passport 0-Overnight C-Commercial Contract V-Visa M-Medevac CC-Country Clearance call Senior Master Sgt. Franklin Arevalo at 284-5117. Management orientation Travel tips The Directorate of Civilian Personnel, Training and Development Division is offering the mandatory Civilian Pet tips -Pets may now be shipped space-available to CONUS. There is, however, a fee. For more inforPersonnel Management Orientation 7:30 a.m. -4:30 p.m. mation, call the Howard AFB Passenger Terminal at 284-5702. Thursday at the Command Training Facility, Building 6523, Corozal. The orientation is mandatory for all military field grade officers and civilian managers who supervise civilian I personnel. This is the last Management Orientation to be offered in Panama. A DD Form 1556 can be faxed to 285West Point Founders Day Ration inspections 4664 and original delivered by Monday. For more information, call Tina Schaeffer at 285-5161. The annual West Point Founders Day dinner for West Air Force units storing rations (Meals Ready-to-Eat and Point graduates and guests is scheduled for 5:30 -7:30 p.m. survival rations, etc.) should notify the Public Health Flight to April 10. The dinner is a no-host, semi-formal affair at a restauensure inspections are completed as required by regulation. Bank closure rant in Panama City. The exact location is yet to be deterFor more, call Senior Airman Jeffrey Rigdon at 2844371/4539. The Community Bank will be open March 29 and mined. All West Point graduates interested its attending should closed April 2 -3 for the Easter Holidays. Also, due to the call Capt. David Abrahams at 284-9255 during duty hours or Mosquito fogging schedule treaty-related drawdown, bank services are due to change 284-6671 after duty hours. Because of the dry season and the decrease of mosquitoes as follows: Currently -no new accounts are being opened, in the community, the Directorate of Engineering and Housing no new loans being granted and no new certificates of Flying board applications has changed the ongoing mosquito fogging schedule as follows: deposit being opened; April 30 -Howard customer serThe next Undergraduate Flying Training selection board will Fort Clayton 6 -8 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday; Corozal 8 -9 Sherman banking facility closes and the Fort Sherman review applications for pilot aid navigator training April 20. For p.m. Tuesday and Thursday; Empire Range 6 -7 p.m. MonAM closes; August 27Corozal andall remaining ATMs more information, call 284-3903. day and Friday; Fort Kobbe/Camp Rousseau 7 -8:30 p.m. AT close s; AFgo s 27 -Catioal and aemiingTsMonday and Friday; Balboa (College and High School) 8:30 close For more information, call 285-4005. The final series of DCP training 9 p.m. Monday and Friday; and Cocoli 6 -8 p.m. Monday and Howard Thrift Store closes The Directorate of Civilian Personnel urges all USARSO Friday. For more information, call Carlos Fong at 285-5248. The Howard Thrift Store's last day of business is civilians to take advantage of classes offered at the Corozal March 29. All consigned items must be picked up by the Training Center. There are many courses to choose from inAnnual leave donations consignee before 1:30 pnm. on that day. Those items that eluding Job Searching, Starting a Business in the U.S. or Annual leave donations are currently being accepted from are not reclaimed are automatically donated. Consignment Panama, Marketing, Productivity, Problem Solving, Retirement civilian employees for the following employee: Alexandria C. cheeks for March sales must be picked up on April 8 at Planning and more. Classes are offered in both English and Pretto, Theater Support Brigade, S-3. You can donate as little the Thrift Store The store is open 81:30p.m. Saturday Spanish. Training is ongoing until April 30 in Building 6523 as one hour of your annual leave -,any amount will help. For For more information, call 284-5133. Corozal. For more information, see your training coordinator, or more information, call the Directorate of Civilian Personel, call 285-5159. Labor and Employee Relations Division at 285-4246/4247, or stop by our office in Building 560, Room 201, Corozal. 24th EFS termination ceremony CWO selection board The 24th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron mission terA selection board convenes May 4 to consider eligible chief Shuttle information mination ceremony wil o begin at 8 ain. April o in front of warrant officers on the active duty list for promotion to CW3, The Howard Express Shuttle serves customers 6 a.m.8 Howard base operations. For more formation, call Maj. CW4 and CW5. For more information, call the Officers p.m. with stops at Farfan Housing, four Gateway bus stops, Miguel A. Besosa at 284-3348. Records Section at 288-4656. Passenger Terminal, Tradewinds Dining Hall, Mountain View Chapel, Howard Theater and Howard Commissary. The Right Start briefing USAWC distance education shuttle starts and ends at the Howard Commissary every 15 The new Right Start briefing is at the Mountain View mutes. For details call 284-5058. The Army's Corozal PX Chapel on the first and third Thursdays with the following The United States Army War College, Department of Disshuttle operates hourly Monday-Friday from 5 a.m. -6 p.m. forecast dates: April I and 15, May 6 and 20, and June 3 tance Education, is offering a distance education course titled with stops at Howard's Main Gate, Commissary, Post Office and 17. For more information, call Staff Sgt. Diana Miller "The Defense Strategy Course" 99-2. The course dates are and Passenger Terminal. For details call 285-5957. Since the at 284-3508/3241. May 19 -Nov 10. Fifty active field grade officers can be acshuttle from Fort Clayton to downtown referral facilities is discepted for this course. PERSCOM POC is Ms. Casey Tuller continued, active-duty and family members can take the DSN 221-3158 or COMM (703)325-3158. Army War College Clayton-Howard shuttle and transfer to the Howard-downRange closure POC is Phyllis Matthews or Phyllis Libbey, DSN 242-4714 or town facilities shuttle. Call 284-6977 for details. The Howard firing range closes April 1. Service memCOMM (717)245-4714. For more information, call the Officer hers who require weapon qualification prior to PCS should Records Section at 288-4656/4321. More money for meals contact their unit scheduler immediately. Call 284-4811 for The dining facility is closed to non-meal card holders for the details. SFC selection board lunch meal. As a result, non-meal card holders will now reA Department of the Army selection board will convene ceive Rations-In-Kind not available for the lunch meal. Each Mammography stops June 2 to consider soldiers for promotion to sergeant first class. member receiving Basic Allowance for Subsistence will now Effective April 1, the 24th Medical Group will no All staff sergeants with a date of rank of June 30, 1997, and receive an additional 32 cents per day. If you are TDY or on longer offer mammography services. Anyone who is due earlier, and a basic active service date between June 30, 1980, leave, however, BAS will revert back to the standard rate. This for an annual mammogram any time after March 30 should and May 31, 1993, must physically update and reveiw their additional BAS entitlement will be reported and "paid" at the make an appointment with their primary care manager. personnel qualification records. For more information about end of each month. For more information, contact the 24* PQR reviews, call 288-6406/6560. For more information about Comptroller Squadron at 284-5046/5101/4454/4902 or visit their AUSA Scholarships photographs, call 288-7403/4658. For more information about web site at (wwwmil.Howard.af.mil/squadrons/CPTS-page/ The Isthmian Chapter of the Association of the U S. NCOERs, call 288-7050/6652. cpts.htm). Army will be granting two scholarships for academic achievement to high school seniors. A key requirement is Pens pose peril Navy tax problems that the student's sponsor must be a AUSA member. ApThe 24th Medical Group is recalling all the "Putting PrevenThe Social Security Adminstration has encountered tax replications can be picked up at the Counselor's Office at tion into Practice" pens. The pens have a dangerous defect porting problems for U.S. Navy personnel. This problem is for Balboa High School. The deadline for subinission of applicausing the top along with the spring to pop off and go shoot1994 only, and does not effect other branches of service. For cations is April 16. Applications should be sent to Lina ing across the roiom without the user doing anything out of the more information, call Accounting and Finance at 284-4454/ Norris, PSC 04 Box 3032, Fort Clayton, APO AA 34004. ordinary. Please return the pens to the Primary Care Clinics 4902/5101/5046, or for other finance facts visit the web site at For more information, call Lina Norris at 285-9903. on Howard or Fort Clayton. The pens are navy blue with (wwwmil.Howiffard.af.miil/squtadrons/cptpige/Cpts.Itmt Ctsblack trimt and white lettering. totner service hours are 8 an. -3 p.it. daily.

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Sports March 19, 1999 Fort Clayton, Howard Air Force Base and Rodman Naval Station Panama Canal, Republic olfPanama Page 9 Serving the Joint Community 6I Clayton hosts 3-on-3 hoops Air Force The HSFC is sponsoring a Softball Tournament MarchPedro Miguel team dominates tourney, final score 15-2 First 12 teams, double elimination. Prizes for Ist and 2nd place. Signstory and photos by up by Monday. Sgt. Paul Bouchard The HSFC is sponsoring a VolTropic Times Editor leyball Tournament April 9 -I.I FORT CLAYTON -Back in DecemSign-up starts Monday. Open to the her, three soldiers, Sgt. Randall Bivins, first eight teams to sign up. Sgt. Lexie Tabias and Sgt. Kenyatta The Howard Bowling Gaskins, came up with an idea of hosting Center is looking a 3-on-3 basketball tournament. for bowlers to That idea came to fruition Saturday bowl on their on two basketball courts adjacent to upcoming "Fun Fort Clayton's Big Bohio. Sixteen teams Mixed Leagues." signed up for the tourney where players There is also reduced had to be 16 years of age or older. price bowling on Bivins said part of the idea of having Monday and Tuessuch a tournament was to have "someday. All games on thing different in sports; something to these days are $1 break the monotonv.' with free shoes. Besides exciting hoop play, the event Bowl three games, also featured food, beverages, a DJ and get one free. For more informaT-shirts for sale. tion, call 284-4190. The rules for the tourney were as folFree aerobics classes are held lows: Games last 20 minutes; teams are 9 a.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and allowed two timeouts per games; the Fridays. Also 4:45 and 5:45 p.m. tourney is single-elimination; and anyMondays -Fridays. For more inone can play as long as they are 16 years formation, call the HFSC. of age. For more information on Air A ae Force sports, call the Howard FitA team made u p of Panamniaans nessSpots Cnte at 84 451(team name Pedro Miguel) dominated ness Sports Center at 284-3451. ethe competition. They won the championship match by a score of 15-2 over A m second-place finisher Panama. A USARSO bicycle race is Pedro Miguel center Pierre Brown scheduled for April 11. Register at had numerous blocked shots and four the Reeder Gym before April 3. slam dunks (three of which were alleyRegistration for a oops) in the final game. 5"10" and 5'11" basWhen asked to sum up his thoughts ketball league is unon the tourney Bivins responded, "I'm derway at Reeder Pedro Miguel members, clockwise from top left, Piere Brown, Jonathan pleased with the turnout and the play. Gym. League is Brown, Jeronimo Moreno-Diaz and Anthony Pearcy, dominated throughWe might have another tournament like scheduled to begin out the tournament, winning the championship game 15-2. this in the near future." April 12. Clay ton Bowling Centerhours are as follows: 9 a.m. -8 p.m. Mondays Thursdays, 9 a.m 10 p.m. Fridays, noon -9 p.m. Saturdays and 1 -7 p.m. Sundays. Is your child having a birthday party and you're wondering what to do'? Why not have a kiddie birthday party at the Bowling Center? Special package available. For more information, call 288-5460. Aerobic classes are available at the Fort Kobbe Elementary School Gym. The cost is $1 per ; person. Classes are 5:45 -6:45 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, and 9 -10 a.m. on Saturdays. For more information, call 284-3399. Step aerobics instruction is available at Reeder Fitness Center. For more information, call 2885201. Reeder Fitness Center has a Therapeutic Massage service. Experienced masseurs cover different techniques including shiatsU, acupressure, reflexology, deep muscle massage and more. For more information or an appointment, call 288-4713/7861. For more information on Army Above, point guard Anthony Pearcy drives to the hoop sports call DCA Sports at 288during the championship game. Left, Pedro Miguel 5610/3866 or the Reeder Gym at center Pierre Brown slams home two points, one of 288-4713/7861. four of his powerful dunks during the championship.

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TrpcTimes 10auSports 1O March 19. 1999 S o t NHL Standings Cayuco time is here Eastern Conference Here is the schedule for the 1999 Boy Scouts of Amrica W L T Pts NeCu6 March 26 New Jersey 37 21 8 82 : 00ipm All cews report at Cristobal Yacht Clu. Pittsburgh 34 22 10 78 C Philadelphia 30 22 17 77 3:00 p1' Bgun tain's min. N.Y. Rangers 29 30 9 67 R3:0 pm Be sa in y N.Y. Islanders 19 41 9 47 -: pRrth 4:15 pm Finish at Aids to Navi handin, Northeast Division end Gatun Locks. W L PtsMarch 27 W L T Pts 6:00 am All crews report to boat ramp at south end of Ottawa 38 20 8 84 1Gatun Locks Toronto 37 25 5 79 ., Buffalo 31 23 13 75 6:30 am Cayuco captain's briefing Boston 29 27 10 68 6:45 am Begin launching cayucos Montreal 27 31 9 63 CAM 7:30 am Race starts 10:30 am First cayucos arrive at Gamboa -Beacon 93 Southeast Division A S March 28 al 6:45 am All crews report to Gamboa Airstrip -Beacon W L T Pis 8 9 Florida 25 24 17 67 7:00 am Captain's briefing Washington 27 34 6 60 7:15 am Begin launching cayucos Tampa Bay 16 45 5 37 7:45 am Race starts -3rd Leg 8:00 am First cayucos pass Beacon 93 Western Conference 8:30 am Race Starts -3rd Leg con't 9:45 am First cayucos arrive at Las Cruces Landing Central Division 11:45 am Cayucos move to starting line of final leg 12:15 pm Final Leg Starts -Miraflores Southeast W L T Pts Diablo Point Detroit 33 28 6 72 12:30 pin First cayuco crosses finish line at Diablo St. Louis 29 28 10 68 Public Ramp Nashville 24 38 6 54 6:30 pn Award & Trophy presentations -Curundu Chicago 19 39 9 47 Middle School Cafeteria Northwest Division Daniel Amores (Tropic rime-) W L T Pts Upcoming runs Colorado 34 25 8 76 Calgary 26 31 10 62 A 21 K run organized by the Isthmus Road Runners is '04 Edmonton 25 32 10 60 scheduled for 6 a.m. Sunday, starting at Pedro Miguel. Vancouver 20 37 11 51 The Panama Armed Forces Running Association is Pacific Division sponsoring 2, 3 and 5-mile runs 7 a.m. April 24 starting at the Fort Clayton Pedestrian Gate. W L T Pts For more information on runs, call Allen Jones at 288Dallas 42 12 12 96 3310. Phoenix 32 24 11 75 Sgt Pau Bouchard (Tropic Times) Anaheim 30 27 10 70 San Jose 25 28 14 64 Los Angeles 26 36 5 57 Eastern 7Conference W L Pct G B Miami 17 5 .773 Orlando 16 7 .696 1 2 New York 14 9 .609 31/2 Philadelphia 12 9 .571 4 Washington 9 13 .409 8 Boston 7 12 .368 8 New Jersey 3 18 .143 13e Central Division Indiana 15 6 .714 Atlanta 13 9 .591 2 Milwaukee 12 9 .571 3 Detroit 12 10 .545 3 12 Cleveland 10 10 .500 4 U Toronto 8 12 .400 61/2 Charlotte 6 14 .300 81/2 Chicago 6 15 .286 9 Western Conference Midwest Division W L Pct GB Utah 18 4 .818 San Antonio 14 8 .636 4 Fe Houston 14 9 .609 4 S Phnoei 12 10 .545 5 24t fe/So UPY RN Sacramo 13 .348 1 USARSO Softball Stats Air Force Softball Stats Denver 6 16 .273 12 Vancouver 4 19 .174 141/2 AMERICAN LEAGUE NATIONAL LEAGUE MENS SOFTBALL WOMENS SOFTBALL W L W L Pacific Division W L W L B2S "B 2 14 MX 4 1 Portland 17 5 .773 -202nd 9 1 Stealers 12 2 COMM 13 3 OSS 10 4 L.A. Lakers 17 7 .708 1 TSB 9 5 Ladys First 8 6 MED "A" 10 5 CPTS/SVS 9 5 Seattle 1 2 9 .571 41/2 Seminoles 8 5 New Attitude 7 7 JlATF-S 7 7 SFS "A" 9 5 Phoeni x 12 10 .545 5 245th 6 6 After Shox 6 8 SUPPLY 6 9 TRANS 5 9 Sacramento 11 13 .458 7 SOCSOUTH 2 8 Balboa 1 11 1-228th 4 10 WEATHER 4 10 Golden State 9 13 .409 8 79th Band 2 9 SFS "B" 2 14 MXS 4 10 L.A. Clippers 1 20 .048 15 118 MP Co. 0 2 MED "B" 4 10

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~EeatureTropic Timnes Feature March 19,1999 L DEH hosts Organization Day 'Good morale booster' is a day of fun DEH employees plot their strategies in for organization's employees. one of the day's popular activities, a story and photos by Sgt. Paul Bouchard game of dominoes. Tropic Times Editor The DEH OrganizaCOROZAL -The Directorate of Engineering and tion Day also inHousing held its annual Organization Day in typical cluded sporting fun fashion March 12 at its softball field in Corozal. The events (basketball, day's events included sports such as 3-on-3 basketball, soccer and softball), soccer and softball, a dominoes tournament, food and food to include beverages, music entertainment and the raffling off of chorizo and steak prizes. barbecue, seafood "Organization Day is one day a year for our employ and a fish fry, music ces to have lunch and beverages and to play sports and by DJ Gumbs and take part in various activities," said Lt. Col. Patrick L. his Fans Disco and a Staffieri, the DEH director. "It's a good morale booster." Samba Group, and Benn Haunan, the DEH deputy director, added, "The door prizes. Each significance of this event is that this day is where out year the Directorate employees will see each other on an organization social of Engineering and basis for the last tim.r Housing hosts an Staffieri said roughly 400 employees and 1,200 conOrganization Day for tractors work at DEH. employees and their Staffieri also presented Certificates of Appreciation emplymember to the event's volunteers and plaques to menshers o1' family members. the winning sports teats Patrick L. Staffieri presented certificates to the volunteers who organized j''the event and plaques to the winning sports What's an Organization Day without some tunes. The DJ for the festivities was DJ Gumbs and his fans Disco. The DEH Organization Day included a 3-on-3 -single elimination basketball tournament. -Here, a Magic player gets ready to drive to the bucket against the defense of the Sonics. The Sonics won the championship in a close game, 19-17, over the Magic. LI. Col. Patrick L. Staffieri presents Marisol Picota with a Certificate of Appreciation for her work on the event's planning committee. Organization Day Planning Committee J anet Weade Patrice Hogan Marisol Picota Rosa Tejada Norman Richards Alex Brathwaite i. Anna Opel The Samba Band Academicos do Samba play Aurora Rodriquez, coordinator The food for the event included steak barbecue their special blend of music as part of the musiand traditional Panamanian dishes. cal entertainment.

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Tropic Times March 19, 1999 News 118th MP Co. soldiers help perform force protection story and photos by is deployed to Soto Cano Air Base i7 1ist Lt. Erin A. Phillips Hondras LIS par of the Joint Security 118th Military Police Company (Airborne) Force, Some of the missions the soldiers FORT CLAYTON -The new ftaccs Will perform include Manning the gats, 'I greeting you at the gates of Fort Sherman, "obile and walking patrols, surveillance Fort Clayton and Fort Kobbe belong t operations, and protective service. In the soldiers of thc l 8th Military Police addition, the soldiers will continue to train 4 Company (Airborne). On March 2, the on individual and squad level tasks. II 8th Military Police Company (Airborne) First Sgt. Brian Lamhcrt stated, "This relieved the 66th Military Police Coipany deployment provides our soldiers te of force protection operations around the challenge of perorming their law enforceUSARSO community. meant inmission in a diverse culture.' The 66th Military Police Company reThe 1I 8th MP Co. has a long history ccntly returned to Fort Lewis, Wash., afof serving in this theater. In 1966, the cointer serving six months with USARSO. pany secured the XVIII Airborne Corps The I 18th Military Police Company headquarters in rebellion in the Domini(Airborne), stationed at Fort Bragg, N.C., can Republic. During thc invasion of falls under the 16th Military Police BriGrenada in 1983, the company was regade (Airborne). The red beret these milisponsible for the speedy evacuation of tary police wear is part of their uniform, students from St. George's University, signifying they are members of an airborne running the prisoner of war/detainee faunit. cility, and the evacuation of the Soviet The paratroopers of the I l8thwillperEmbassy. In 1989 the company deployed Soldiers from the 118th MP Co., (Airborne) out of Fort Bragg, N.C., are form force protection operations through to Panama as an augmentation security assisting with force protection operations at Forts Sherman, Clayton and the month of August. Third platoon of force to the Marines. In 1994, the unit Kobbe through the month of August. the I 18th is currently deployed to Fort deployed to Haiti in support of Operation Sherman performing the same mission. Uphold Democracy and again in 1995 in After this date, the Il18th assumethe force sonnel working and residing on Fort Once Fort Sherman closes, the platoon support of the United Nations Mission. protection mission with supplements from Clayton continues to decrease, the numwill supplement the law enforcement misJune 1 marks the mission termination rotational National Guard and Army Reber of Military Police patrols will remain sion on the Pacific side. Fourth Platoon of the 534th Military Police Company. serve units. Although the number of perthe same. Fed employees 'eat' official travel costs Congress debates Officials say people are still unaware "It' s simply a matter If economics," Lawience said. "The government has contracts with several airlines of April 1998 DoD policy change to provide reduced rates for official travel, and it pays a p foi these special iaes." WASHINGTON (Army News Service) -A raise by Staff Sgt. Amy Hickey Lawrence said he believes imany people are trying to in pay next yeai for military members seems pendAMC News Senice Editor Save the government money when they book their own ing -the question is, how much? SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE, Ill. Since the Delense flights advancedd super-savei lires can often be lower Congress is currently examining options for serDepartment amended its policy on official travel nearly a than tle oseimn rates), ) t they are in effect cretnvice-wide pay raises and a revamped retirement sysyear ao,. its Office of Hearing and Appeals has received ing a bicch of contact tem proposed in President Bill Clinton's FY 2000 and denied hundreds of appeals from federal employees "I recently received at Crest for reimbursement ftom defense budget, according to a Department of Dewho inappropriately purchased tickets for official travel. i captain whose father is a pilot for Northwest Airlines," fense official. The president's proposal includes a The "rules," which are actually Defense Department he said. "He decided to puich ise his tickets for an up4.4-percent across-the-board pay raise for service directives, specify that when arranging travel, all govcoming TDY directly from the airline so he could take members and DoD civilian employees.The Senate ernment employees -military or civilian -must use a advantage of his family meinber's discount and save the has recommended a 4.8-percent across-the-boardcommercial ticket office contracted by the government; Air Force some money. raise for military and civilians. Both the proposed ao in-house travel office such as a base traffic manageEven though the captain "saved" the Air Force al4.4and 4.8-percent across-the-board raises exceed ment office; or a General Services Administration travel most $200, he still will most likely not be reimbursed the anticipated private-sector pay hikes and estimated management center. $80 he spent on the tickets because he did not purchase inflation rates, officials said. Though the rules have been in place since January the tickets through any approved agency. By law, Congress must approve any proposed 1995, they were rarely enforced, said Master Sgt. Milton Lawrence said many people have had a hard time changes in military pay or retirement compensation, Lawrence, chief of customer service for the finance ofadjusting to the policy because in their words, "it just according to DoD officials.Any congressionally fice here. isn't common sense," but they should keep in mind that approved across-the-board military/DoD civilian That changed in April 1998, when the Defense Decontracted fares offer them protection. pay raises for next year will likely become effective partment amended the policy to stipulate that travelers For instance, iftravelers need to change their tickets, Jan. 1, 2000, officials said, however, it can't be prewho arranged transportation through a non-authorized there are no fees involved and they are protected from dicted when such raises would be approved. ticketing agency were not authorized reimbursement, he any processing fee. In addition to the across-the-board pay raise, said. "I've seen many employees who purchased their tickboth the President's and the Senate's pay raise pro"The only exception is if unusual circumstances exets in advance at a discount rate, only to have their trip posals include additional "targeted pay" adjustist, such as the non-availability of a government-apcanceled," he said. ments that would take effect July 1, 2000. The addiproved ticketing agency," Lawrence said. "Non-avail"And guess what? They can't return their tickets or tional compensation would be targeted primarily to ability doesn't mean the base travel office is closed for get their money back because they didn't buy the tickmid-level noncommissioned and commissioned the day. It means that there isn't a government-approved ets from a government-approved agency." travel office located in the general area." To make sure people don't wind up paying the transThough the DOD policy change has been in effect for portation costs for official travel, Lawrence said they nearly a year, Lawrence said many people still haven't should always contact their local traffic management would be targeted primarily to caught on. office or comicrcial ticket office before purchasing airmid-level noncommissioned Why did the Defense Department suddenly decide to line tickets. and commissioned officers, get t ugh on thrsr "of fri d n o msioe fies and would generally reward Air Force changes force structure performance over length of service, according to DoD WASHINGTON (AFPN) -Air Force officials icAir Force Base, Fla. will gain 75 military positions in compensation officials. cently announced changes in the service's force strucfiscal 1999 due to the "drawdown of U.S. forces in Paiaia ture affecting the operating locations of people, aircraft and the relocation of the cOuiiterdrug mission. and organizations across the United States. The additional mitapower aithoriiations associated officers nd would enerallv rewair t Drformane user length of set vice, according to DOD competiThese changes result from mission changes, adjustwith the EAF will help relieve tempo concerns associ saion officials. I approved, olticials said, this added ments for efficiency, congressional directives and implcated with depltoyment comiiitments by providing addipyOUld be disti irtn amounts of0. to 5.5 mnentation of the expeditionary aerospace force concept. tional authorizations to the units that will bear the brunt piyt. Te disibt' i pr its f 0. o 5.5 Included in this announcement are changes to manof the Air Force's deployment taskings. get rictimom ndcrd threi repeal iof thr so-cal Ld power authorizations required to implement the EAF Also included in the force structure anno IUn[We "ItI 'Redux" itlitarit ritretment system, and the resurconcept, anticipated to becoiie operational by Jan I, atre significant chan ecs affecting the Air Force Research ction Of (he preVious 50-percent retirement ys2000. EAF is it fundamental antI revolutionary chaltnge for Labortorytern. IEnaCttd in 196. "Relux" pays service itemthe Air .Force. AS the Al Foice evolves to at expeudiiontary aobers40-peicit of iasic pay alter 20 yeir's service. It is Lt shift to Lin expeClitionoary mimicset and it vision space force, according to the oiouncemeni, it mtist The Snitt fhas recommended that service memfor how the service will organic, troion, equip and susplace toore emiophasis on space. bes choose between a 40-percent retirement systain aerospace forces tii meet the recuirmiients of the Prior to ingiiic any decisions concermintg i iiiilO tem ifci l year's service, plusa $30,flfflump-sum national military strategy and tme challenges of a chingmostmni of forces, lie Air Force will Icilly conoply 5 with pay tont oT the 50-Ipercint retirement system, acing global security civironincit. the spit and iutliiincits of thc Naiional Insironioncording i off ci Is Also inclUdetd in the report was nesws that MacDill Til Policy Act.

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Movies Costa Rica trip PR Open Forum Page B5: AAFES theaters The upcoming trip to Costa Rica is The Valent Recreation Center is hosthave fantastic films to feed March 26. Now is the time to reserve your ing a "Living and Working in Puerto your flick fever. Have revacation. Take a four-hour drive to Rico Open Forum" 9 a.m. Thursday and newed vision in the movie Arenal Volcano or go white water raftFriday at the Valent Recreation Center. At First Sight. When Amy ing. It's a beautiful place to be. The Commonwealth of Puerto Rico and falls in love with Virgil, she convinces weather is mild compared to Panama. Chamber of Commerce representatives him to undergo eye surgery to restore his For more information, contact Ocean will provide information. For informasight. They learn everything has a price. Breeze Recreation Center at 289-6699. tion, call Janice Connolly at 288-5314. Tropictivities March 19,1999 Fort Clayton, Howard Air Force Base and Rodman Naval Station Panama Canal, Republic of Panama Page BI Serving the Joint Community The girls out in the audience give the 79th Army Show Band their sign of approval at the David International Fair. It's 'The End of An Era' Army Show Band gives last performance story and photos by Sgt. Tywanna Gordon Tropic Times assistant editor "No pares. Sigue, sigue." Translated, that's "Don't stop. Keep going, keep going." That's exactly what the crowd screamed out while the 79th Army Show Band gave their last performance Saturday and Sunday at the David International Fair in the Province of Chiriqui. For years, the Show Band has performed at several fairs throughout Panama and their fans no them by name. "I have lived here for 48 years and I always come to the David Fair just to see the Army perform," Tony Bibbo said. "It's a great treat to see the band perform. They play everything from salsa to merengue to tipico. What the band has done is fostered a good international relationship between the two countries. My wife and I will miss them when they leave." The band gave two performances Saturday and Sunday night. They were joined by a local singer, Betty Guerra, Sunday night and the crowd loved it. They were also televised on Television Canal 2, a local station in David. Don't be alarmed if you think you've missed the last of their performances. The 79th Army Band will give a dry season concert March 28 and April 25, 6 p.m. at the Goethals Monument in Balboa. For more Sgt. Scott Elliot provides the smooth salsa sounds on the 1st Sgt. Luis E. Branch keeps the information, call 288-5718. baritone saxophone. crowd going. David Fair Visit the David International Fair in Chiriqui Sunday.gt. Arturo Flores handles percussion and Spc. Joshyln People of all generations en Heffernan handles the drums. joy the band.

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Tropic Times N e March 19, 1999 N tces Air Force p.m. Wednesday, $7. Colle join LIS and beaches. Don't miss it and bring your scum. For more information, call the +Outdoor Recreation: 284-6107 enjoy dinner the Italian way. camlIera. center. Tours depart f rom Howard Theater. Ecological Canal tour 9:30 a.m. -5 Isla Grande 6:30 a.m. Saturday. Stop Parara Puru Indian village tour 8 P.m. Thursday, $60. Don't miss this A rmy at Portobelo to see the Black Christ. a.m. -4 p.m. SatUrday Lind March 28, UniqIICuet of the Las Americas Inter+Outdoor Recreation Center: 288El Valle 6:30 a.m. Sunday. Enjoy $22. Take a cayuco ride along the oceanic National Park. Includes a boat 7355/6453 shopping in the native market which is Chagres River to visit the unique ride along the Panaia Canal and Gatun Reservations for outings are under only open on Sundays. You'll be able Parara Puru Indian community and exLake, a visit to a Chococ Indian village, way at Building 178, Fort Clayton. to purchase handicrafts such as soapperience their social lifestyle and witbarbecue meal,drink and a tour guide. Horseback riding at Cermeno stone carvings, bateas, and pottery. ness their primitive customs dating Don't forget your camera. Saturday. Enjoy lunch at Hotel Compestre. hack 500 years. Bring a sack lunch and Chagres River canoeing and barbeFishing in Gatun Lake -Saturday. Don't forget your camera. don't forget the camera. cue 8 a.m. -2 p.m. March 27, $20. You'll El Valle canopy tour Sunday. Shopping tour 9 a.m. -4 p.m. ThursPeacock Bass fishing 5 a.m. -2 love the thrill of this canoe trip down the Kayaking ocean adventure Sunday. Visit Central Avenue, El Dorado p.m. Sunday, $25. Be prepared to catch beautiful, mighty Chagres River. Cost inday. and Los Pueblos shopping malls, the a boat load of fish while peacock bass eludes transportation, guide, canoes, The Mamoni overnight trip is most popular shopping area in town. fishing near Arenosa Village on Gatun safety equipment and a delicious barheavailable. Includes a two-hour drive For more information, call the center. Lake. Bring your own fishing gear, cue lunch. Bring sunscreen, hat, snacks into Chep6 and a three-hour horseDinner tours 7 p.m. Fridays. A diflunch and refreshments. Transportaand drinks for the river trip. back ride. Enjoy typical food, rustic ferent restaurant is visited each week. tion, boat with guide, bait, ice and El Valle horseback riding trip 7a.m. sleeping accommodations and activiSummer tours kickoff Saturday coolers for fish and fish cleaning are -4 p.m. March 27, $24. Ride a horse and ties. Not meant for the mild at heart. with two beach tours: El Palmar provided. explore the countryside in El Valle, the For more information, call the center. Beach Saturdays and Rio Mar Beach Barro Colorado Island tour 6:30 beautiful mountain valley located in the *Valent Recreation Center: 288Sundays. Don't miss it. For more infora.m. -3 p.m. Monday, $65. See Mother interior of Panama. El Valle's lush vegeta6500 mation, call the center. Nature at her best on this boat tour of tion, colorful flowers, waterfalls, ancient Make early reservations for tours: Carlson Wagonlit offers the lowest Barro Colorado, home to one of the Indian petroglyphs and cooler temperaVisit historic Panama City founded military air fares, hotel, car rental disSmithsonian Institute's Tropical Retures make it one of Panama's popular in 1506 and destroyed and sacked by counts and more. Service also insearch Centers. The untamed island is tourist attractions. Cost includes transpirate Henry Morgan. Tour the Casco eludes: Special weekday rates at in Gatun Lake, and is overflowing with portation, horses and guide. Bring your Viejo founded in 1676, reminiscent of Gorgona beachfront cabins; Chiva beautiful tropical plants and animals. own lunch or dine in a local restaurant. its Spanish and French heritage. Stop Parrandera on Thursdays, Fridays Fee includes transportation and box Rio Mar Beach trip 7 a.m. -4 p.m. at San Jose Church to see their and Saturdays and partial Canal Tranlunch. March 28, $14/person. Spend the alterGolden Altar, the National Theater, sits. tor more information, call 288Italian dining in Panama City 6 -10 noon on one of Panama's finest Las Boyedas and the new Canal Mu7077. 70-7pmsubi t a letter of request to the 24th Air orceSupport Group deputy commander at *Howard Community Center: least four working days before the 284-6161 event. # 4The center is located on the Ground +Howard AFB Sports and RecreFloor of Building 707. New hours: ation Rental Center: 284-6107/3539 7:30 a.m. -7 p.m. Mondays -Fridays, Check out the wide variety of noon -6 p.m. Saturdays, closed Sunequipment for rent, camping, fishing days and holidays and noon -6 p.m. and boating, home entertainment, down days. home improvement, outdoor, picnic & 4 f4Jewelry show and sale 11 a.m. -5 party, sports and cooking equipment p.m. Fridays. You don't have to go off for a minimal fee daily, weekend and base to shop fine jewelry. weekly rental. PCSing? If so, get $5 off Souvenir vendors bazaar II a.m. -weekly and monthly rentals on TVs, 5 p.m. Saturdays. We bring the venVCRs and TV/VCR combos. Must he dors to you at Howard Parade Field. accompanied by orders. Rent a mouncome by and see for yourself. tain hike for a month or week and re*Howard Skills Development Center: 284-6361 ceive a free water bottle. The Balloon Shop is located in the Skills Development Center, Building Army 711. Check our daily specials and make *Valent Recreation Center: 288someone smile. The Skills Develop6 00 ment Center now has the Balloon Shop 6 o 1 p and Pack-N-Wrap with gifts, balloons Private tours for 10 -15 people can lf~c k'Iv~mr, cc'Ic~~r~r~and wrappings for shipping for all oche arranged. Advance reservation and "So ld iers h li ng sold iers casions. payment required for1 any tours listed *Outdoor Adventures: 284-6107 or other local tours. The center also Rent Howard bohios and pools for provides music rooms, movies on Info : 288-7895 private parties or squadron functions. weekends, slot machine, pool tables, If you wish to serve alcohol, you must ping pong tables and rental service. Air Force Beaded hearings noon -4 p.m. SaturWoodworking qualification class p. Wednesday. SHoward Skills Development day, $10. Must be at least 12-years-old. 9:30 a.m. -noon Saturdays. Pastel chalk technique 4 -5 p.m. Center: 284-6361 Tool sale 9 a.m. -noon Saturday at Framing instruction 6:30 -9 p.m. Wednesdays, $10 Plus supplies. The center accepts commercial Building 722. Thursday. Call for details. Eye painting 7 p.m. Wednesday, $5. credit cards. Guitar construction 7 -9 p.m. ThursDry brush technique 2 -3 p.m. Registration and payment are reArmy day. Thursdays. quired before attending classes. *Fort Clayton Arts and Crafts Cen*Fort Clayton Ceramics Shop: 288Airbrush classes, 6:3t -8:3( p. Classes will be cancelled 24 hours ter: 288-5957/7360 4360 Fridays, $5. prior if minimum participation is not Drawing and acrylic painting 2 -4 Ceramic instruction available: Learn Advance registration required for met. p.m. Sundays and 7 -9 p.m. Wednsesthe fune art of ceramics. Classes are ofthe following courses: Stained glass workshop 10 a.m. -I days. Watercolor and oil painting techfered at all levels. Clay Flower making I I a.m. -I p.m. p.m. Saturday, $1 2.15 plus supplies. niques 7 -9 p.m. Thursday. Painting sup_ Beginner's ceramic painting 6 -8 Sundays, $15. Four sessions. Join us Three sessions, plies are not included in the fee. RegispI. Thursdays. Fee is $20. at [ise center and doi't isiis [ise wonArtificial flower arranging 10 a.m. ier in advance. Call for details. Ceramic qualification 10 a.m. -12:30 der fu class. -noon Saturday and March 27, $10 Crafts classes available: p.1. Saturday. Lean to apply Fiesta Color 2 -4 plus supplies. Pottery class I p.m. Wednesdays. Ceramic orientation for pouring 2 -3 p.m. Sundays. Cost $20. Four sessions.

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Notices March 191999 Army Ocean Breeze Recreation Center. 289-6699 Upcoming trip to Costa Rica is March 26. Now is the time to plan and reserve your vacation. Take a four-hour drive to Arenal Volcano, a beautiful place to be. While you're there, experience one of the tours to volcanoes, the rain forest or water rafting. The weather is mild compared to Panama. You may even need a sweater in some parts of the country. For more information on available trips contact the Ocean Breeze Recreation centers at the above number or your local travel agencies. Optional tours available. Sherman Rental Center: 289-6104 Motorboat operator's safety classes are held 10 a.m. Saturdays at the Sherman Lagoon. Fee is $10. Space is limited to the first 10 participants. Sign up in advance. Call your Recreation Center now. Sgt. Tywanna Gordon (Tropc Times) Charters aboard the pontoon boat: Great for fishing or i renat cruises. Fee is $30 hourly and includes captain, crew, tackle and ice. Maximum 10 persons. For more information, call the The Arenal volcano in Costa Rica erupts almost every day. Call the Fort Sherman center. Ocean Breeze Recreation Center at 289-6699 and make your reservation now. Party in the Park Last Blast Fun Run End of an Era Concert Fort Clayton Howard Hangar #1 Bialboa Goethals Monument The Directorate of Community Activities is hosting Howard Air Force Base is hosting the Last Blast Fun The 79th Army Band is hosting the End of and Party in the Park III, March 26 at Fort Clayton's Run at 6:30 a.m. March 27. Come join us and bring Era Concert 6 p.m. March 28 at the Goethals MonuJarman Field. The Festivities begin at 4 p.m. with face your family and friends for this early run. The Fitness ment in Balboa. Come join us and enjoy variety painting, clown with balloons, inflatables, rides, snow Center will offer free T-shirts for the first 100 to finish. rhythm of the extraordinary band. Bring your family cones, cotton candy, popcorn and join us at 8 p.m for Enjoy the 25 cent hamburgers and hotdogs, volley ball and friends and don't forget your lawn chairs, blanthe presentation of local and international groups. and horseshoe tournament, kids games and rides at kets, beverages and snacks. For more information, For more information, call 288-7309. the Flightline from noon -8 p.m. call 288-5718/5550. Air Force +Howard Wood Skills Center: 284Air-conditioning 4510 maintenance 2 p.m. *Howard Community Center: For wood shop needs, please contact Mondays, Thurs284-6161 the Fort Clayton Wood Shop. d ays and Fridays. Beginner, intermediate and adby an -am. Satuin p~~m. Fridays, 9 am. ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ Noo -5 pin. Saturdas dy.Mnmmo-ixpol eurd as danced English and Spanish classes. days, 10 a.m. -5 p m Call the center for more formation. Ad Sundays. *Howard Pool: 284-3569 *Fort Clayton Boat & Scuba Shop: Wheel alignment Hours of operation: 10 a.m. -6 P.m. 288-7355/6453 3 -9 p.m. Monday, Tuesday -Sunday and holidays. Fishing enthusiasts are invited to parThursdays and FriClosed Monday. ticipate in a Bass Fishing Tournament days. Water Aerobics 8:30 -9:30 a.m. through May. There's a $50 cash prize Brake repair Tuesday and Thursday s, II per Cneonth and a $200 cash pReze lom the class t -9:30 p.m. call for more information. Grand Finale. Resigter now at Building Fridays. Howard Auto Skills Center: 178, Fort Clayton. *Fort Sherman 284-3370 Motorboat operator course offlered 8 Auto Shop Building Hours: a m a.m. -7 p.m Tuesdays -a.m. -noon monthly. Fee is $10 for Jon 153: Thursdays, I I a.m. -6 p.m. Fridays, 9 boat certification, $20 o 5 Boston Whaler/ Hours of operaa.m. -5 P.M. Saturdays, I I a.m. -5 p.m. ocean certification. Advance reservation tion: noon -4 p.mn. Sunday and closed Mondays and required. Sunday, closed holidays. -Gatuin Lake fishing charters availMondays and ToesVehicle resale lot: Planning to sell able, $30/person, minimum of" three days, 4 -8 p.m. your carv? Contact Auto Skills at people, includes Jon boat w/30hp. InWednesdays, ThursHoward. eludes boat, guide, cooler, fishing tackle, days and Fridays Services: Towing I fa.mr. -7 p.m. hail and] safety equipmnru and 10 a.m. -6 p.m Tuesday -Thursdays, I a.n .-6 Open-water dive classes begin MonSaturdays and holip.m. Fridays, 9 a.f -5 p.m Saturdays days. Minimum osix people required. days. (as long as a qualified driver is on Includes pool sessions, theory sessions The shop has four duty). If a tow extends beyond 5:30 and open-water dives. Register in adbays with one enp.m., there is an additional hourly vance. ginec lift, tire-chlangcharge. Air conditioning repair, brakThe Scuba Shop has equipment for ing equipmnen,ees, oil changes, tune-ups, front-end tent, advanced instruction and services gine hoist, a comalignment and welding available. to include repairing spear guns, regulapressor to irmove shocks and various Spanish classes available. Vehicle inspection services I I tors and gauges. other equipment. Fee includes manual. For more inlormaa.m. -7 p.m. Tuesdays -ThUrsdays, I I *Auto Craft Center: *Valent Recreation Center: 288tion, call the center. a.m. -6 p.m. Fridays, 9 am. -5 p.m. The center is located in Buildings 6_ 0 Piano classes Mondays -ThursSaturdays, I I a.m: -5 p.m. Sundays 178-A, B, C and Building 135, Fort New hours of operation: 9 a.m. -9 days, half-hour sessions. self help and closed Mondays. Cost Clayton. p~m. Mondays -Fridays, noon -9 p.m., Basic English classes 10 a.m. is $10.25. Have your vehicle inspectThe shop features work-area bays, Saturdays, Sundays and holidays. Regis12: 10 p.m. Tuesdays and Thinrsdays. ed at the center in Building 722. Veelectric lifts, instructions and classes. ter for ongoing classes. Intermediate English Mondays and hicles cannot be left for inspections. Electric engine analysis 4 -9 p.m. Spanish headstart class, eight week Wednesdays. For more information, Call the center for details. Mondays. course, meets twice a week. Intermediate call the center at 288-6500.

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Tropic Times B4Mach 1, 1999 Potpourri The Directorate of Civilian Personnel is accepting -7 p.m. Fridays. Live entertainment, DJ, great food application on a coniuous basis for the following Clayton and company starts at 5:30 p.m. announcemnts. All iterested applicants ned to r*The Loop: 288-7035. Pub Fare 5 -9 p.m. Wednesday -Saturdays. submit an updated SF-171 every six mnttths. Registers theeTosp:vailable in F reeze 9 lubm. ildngsd 10: 284-4189 established mitt these announcemtents will be used to till Enjoy the sports games on (he TVs available in *Tropic Breeze Club-Building 710: 284-4189 temiorar)y positiOts. CJ's Sports Bar and Grill. Delicious appetizers Cashiers hours: 10 a.m. -9 p.m. Saturdays available. Lunch is 11:30 a.m. -1:30 p.m. Mondays -Wednesdays, 9 a.m. -9 p.m. Thursdays, 9 a.m. -noon V S#I5-OC General Clerical, NM-4 (Used to fill iost Fridays, dinner -9p.m. Mondays -Fridays and 4:30 Fridays. clerical positions). -9 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. Closed for lunch 1:15 -2 p.m. daily. Prizmz opens until I I p.m. Wednesdays and "A la Carte" Sunday breakfast 9 a.m. -noon. Vw3k 52-O Sales Sor Citechker, NM-3 (lnieititett Thursdays, I a.ii. Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. Eggs-to-order, pancakes, bacon, sausage, Ladies night 9 p.m. Saturdays. omelets, fresh breads, croissants and more. Effective vitlh tis tnotUttctient aind until fUrlter Select your favorite tunes tonight at 5 p.m. Over A la Carte breakfast 6 -9 a.m. Mondays notice, te writtett test for all tetporay appointments 1)0 CDs lto choose firoi the 1950s to the 1990s. Fridays. to clerical positions at grades NM-2, 3, and 4 is waived. *Clayton Community Club: 288-4716. International lunch buffet I I a.m. -1:30 p.m. The Forum features Chef Rangel's special buf$4.95. Fridays: Southern buffet. Mondays: All VB# 55-OC Secretary (Typitg/Office Attotation). fets. Country buffet 5 -9 p.m. Wednesday feaAmerican. Tuesdays: Italian. Wednesdays: NM-5, specialized experience required. tures from ham bucks and fried chicken to black-eyed Mexican. Thursdays: Oriental. 56th Signal Battalion Open Continuous Announ. peas. Seafood Fridays. Eacheveningisatreaton itsown. All ranks a la carte dining. 5:30 -9 p.m. cements Sunday brunch 10:30 a.m. -1:30 p.m. The best Wednesdays -Saturdays. A great menu with deal in town, best value and best entertainment. Enappetizers, salads, soups and entrees to please OPEN: 10-17-97 CLOSE: Will remain open until joy the hot and cold entrees, salads, breakfast items, everyone. further notice. pastries and desserts. Great food and background Breezeway open I1 a.m. -10 p.m. Mondays music. Wednesdays and Thursdays, I1 a.m. -I1 p.m. NOTE: The announcements listed below will be used Tine club features a special buffet 4:30 -8 p.m. Tuesdays and Fridays, I 1a.m. -11:30 p.m. to fill recurring (temporiy/piginent) vacanci s within Sundays in the ballroom. Members pay $5.95, special Saturdays and Sundays, noon -II p.m. Sunday. candidates should ensure t th heir tpplicttion package is rate for children 5 to Il 1-years-old and under 5 free. Steak out 2:30 -8 p.m. Sundays. contpleie in order to receive proper consideration (i.e. Non-nember fee available. *Tropic Breeze Club Ballroom SF171, OF-612, Resumtne, DD-214 if claiming veteran's Entertainment: Enjoy Disco Wednesdays, FriOpen for special functions only. preference, SF-50, current performance appraisal). days and Saturdays in the Ballroom. *Tropic Breeze Club Casual Cove: 284-4189. The Corral is open 7 p.m. -2 a.m. Wednesdays, Open 1 a.m. -midnight Mondays, Wednesdays NON-MANUAL POSITIONS: Fridays and Saturdays. Join in for great country and Thursdays. sounds. Members super social hour 11 a.m. -1:30a.m. V STecno Latin Sounds 9 p.m. Wednesday, Fridays Fridays. VB# 2651G Telecotmmunication Specialist, NM-39 1-09 Teono Latin Sond 9pm. Wensas Friday Fridays.loweb VB# 30SIG Telecommunication Specialist, NM-391-7/9 and Saturdays at The Underground. Pool tournaments 6 p.m. Friday followed by *Casa Maria: 288-5767 Alternative Rock, and Tecno. RECRUITMENT INFORMATION: Authentic Mexican cuisine served 5 -9 p.m. Variety music noon -midnight Saturdays and 9 r Tuesdays -Saturdays. Delivery service available on p.n. Sundays. HOW TO APPLY: Suibimit an SF-171, OF-612 or Resumte Fort Clayton. Karaoke evening with Rick 6 p.m. Sundays and to the Job Informtation Center, JIC, Building 560, Rooi *La Mola Caf6: 288-4202 11 a.m. -2 a.m. Tuesdays. 102, Corozal, by 4:14 PM on the closing date of thIe Breakfast 6:30 -9:30 a.m. Mondays -Fridays, 7 -Wednesday night new draft beer special. antnouncement. YOUR application ttnsi intctude: (I) Member 4 copy of tne DD-214, if climitg veterans I( a.m. Saturdays -Sundays; lunch 1 I a.m. -1:30 p.m. Country dance lesson 7:30 p.m. Thursdays preference, (2) copy of college transcripts or PBCE Forim Mondays -Fridays, I a.m. -1 p.m. Saturdays -SunMembers night and club card drawing 6:30 p.m. 540, if claitinig edUcation, (3) copy of CASP notice of days; dinner 5 -8 p.m. daily. Thursday. Social hour reduce price 4:30 -7:30 p.m. rating, if applicable, (4) copy of latest SF-50 ifyOU are a *Cafe 519: 288-6007 -All nighters 9 p.m. -4 a.m. Saturday and March current or previous federal etmployce. (if you aire a Breakfast 6 -11 a.m. Mondays -Fridays. 20. Open to club members and their guests. temporary federal einployee and have not received an Lunch I I a.m. -2 p.m. with hot specials, a salad *Top 3 Enlisted Lounge: 284-4189 official performance rating, please submit a ineto/leiter bar and sandwiches. Enjoy a special buffet ThursLive jazz 6:30 -I I p.m. Sundays. All enlisted are from your current supervisor regarding your days. welcome. performance). *STRAC Jr. Club: 283-4119 Open 4 -9 p.m. Mondays -Thursdays and 4 -I I IMPORTANT NOTE: All U.S. citizens and third country STRAC Jr. Club is now open at Cocoli 5 -10 p.m. p.m. Fridays. nationals applying for positions announced by [his agency Thursdays -Sundays. Snacks and pool table are Boss and buddy night social hour snacks 5:30 must artach copy of oine the following docuimetis: U.S. available. -6:30 p.m. Mondays. citizen/third country national bilingual ID card, issued to *Mulligan's on the Green at Horoko: 283civiliatin/military countmand sponsored family members; 3295 cedula; VI-2 card; VI-3 card, provisional permit of Sherman Build your own breakfast610 a.m.Saturdays, permanency card, permit in process. *Sherman Community Club: 289-6116/6198 Sundays and holidays. VB# VACANCIES, TITLE AND LOCATION OPEN: Disco nights8 p.m. -I a.m. Fridays and Saturdays. Weekly lunch and dinner 10 a.m. -8:30 p.m. 03-19-99 CLOSE: 03-30-99 Country and Western nights 8 -II p.m. Mondays -Thursdays, 10 a.m. -9:30 p.m. Fridays, Thursday. 6 -9:30 p.m. Saturdays and 6 a.m. -8:30 pmn. 219-99-SC ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION SPEFast food menu items served 5 p.m. Sundays -Sundays and holidays. CIALIST, NM-028-1 1. DRMO, Environnental Branch, Tuesdays, 6 p.m. Wednesdays -Saturdays. Mongolian barbecue 5:30 -8:30 p.m. Monday, Corozal, Panama. Spec. Exp.: I yr. equiv. itt NM-09$8.95 for the first 8-ounce and $4.95 for the TIG: I yr at NM-09. NOTE: Limited to career/career yegelarian version. conditional employees. Limited tp DRMO employees. Howard TEMPORARY PROMOTION NTE 09/30/99. *Cafe Seven-O-Seven-Building 707: 284-5848 *Howard Club-Building 113: 284-4680. Open 6 a.m. -7 p.m. Monday -Friday. Try our deli 221-99-SC BUDGET ASSISTANT, NM-561-6. 9th Two Can Officers' Lounge, super social ['our 5:30 sandwiches and pastries. Army Signal Coinmand, Resource Managetnent Division, Fort Clayton, Pantia. Spec. Exp.: I yr. equiv. to NM05. NOTE: Must he a qualified typist (40 wpt). Driver's license is required. Office att itton is retuLtired. Tetnporary NTE 09/30/99. Experience 222-99-SC SUPERVISORY SUPPLY TECINICIAN the finely (PROPERTY BOOK OFFICER), NM-20015-07. DCA Supply/Warehouse Division, Fort Clayton, Paitta. ded Spec. Exp.: I yr. equiv. to NM-06. TIG: I yr. at NM-06. soundsand NOTE: Temporary NTE 09/30/99. talents of The Howard AFB, Panama Lettermen 7 Non-Appropriated Fund p.M. The Howard Humain Resources Office is seeking ai Saturday at EDITORIAL ASSISTANT (O/A), NF-1087-II. the Howard Employnent category is flexible. Qtalificaltin Base reqiUireients: Applicants Trust iuve one (1) year equivalent to at least GS-4 years above high school. Must Theater and Inane tttie year t experience i cdiiitig, prttttfreadignd6:30 p.m. preparing nitechnsical dfata for publication. Required to Sundayat demonstrate possession of ain adequate degree ol Fort proficiency itt typing ttethOds using word processing Clayton's eqUiimett. Edimtrial support skills and knowledge toJ aIsstre presentation and accuracy of graitiatical construction is required. HOW TO APPLY: All interested -Field. applicants must sutbit Fort 650, Application for Federal Employment, Air Force NAF emiployees shiuOuldf sttutbmit AF Fortm 2550 to 24 SVS/SVIt, Building 7W1, IHowardAFB, Patatna.

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Tropic Times B5I? Movies March 19B1999 Location Friday Saturday Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Howard AFB No Show No Show 4 pm: You've Got 7 pm: At First 7 pm: Pay Back* 7 pm: John 7 pm: Pay Back* 284-3583 MailSight* Carpenter's 6:30 pm: Patch Vampires Adams 8:50 pm: Pay Back* Fort Clayton 4:30 pm: Message 4 pm: You've Got 4 pm: Message in 7 pm: Pay 7 pm: At First 7 pm: Pay Back 7 pm: John 288-7279 in a Bottle Mail" a Bottle Back* Sight* Carpenter's 8:50 pm: In Dreams 6:30 pm: Patch 6:30 pm: In Vampires Adams Dreams 8:50 pm: Pay 8:50 pm: CelebBack* rity Fort Sherman 7 pm: Thin Red 7 pm: The Faculty 7 pm: The Thin No Show No Show No Show No Show 289-6251 Line* Red Line' All movies are subject to change depending on R Restricted. Under 17 requires accompanying parent arrival in country or adult guardian. Tickets are available in five price categories: $3.50, $3, $1.75, PG-13 Parental guidance suggested for children under 13. $1.50 and $1. *First run movies $3.50 **Special Price PG Parental guidance suggested. AAFES Home Page: www.panama.phoenix.net/-aafespan.default.html G Suitable for general audience. Now showing Message in a Bottle Kevin Costner, Robin Wright : .z Walking along a deserted stretch of e ., coastline, Robin Wright discovers a romantic letter in a bottle. Her own desire for romance motivates a search for the heartbroken author. A dedicated 0 effort leads her to a widowed sailboat builder, played by Kevin Costner. As a .friendship and love develop, Costner 0 struggles with his past and a new found passion. PG-13, 1 hr, 50 min. Patch Adams Robin Williams, Monica Potter Robin Williams stars as a medical student who believes that laughter is How ard AFB the best medicine. While dangerous to his career prospects, his funny antics 0 also challenge the industry to consider 7pm : the healing powers of humor. Based 7 p Blast from the on a true story. PG-13, 1 hr, 55 min. : Past (PG) Brendan ghreth Payte.Fraser, Alicia Silverstone Pay Back ROBIN WILLIAMS Mel Gibson, Maria Bello 7 m In Dreams R MelGibsonMl plays a super-bad guy P PATCH A DAM Son the relentless pursuit of his stolen Annette Bening, Robert B A S E D O N A T R U E S T O R Y money Gibson and his friend, played n Jr. ~by Gregg Henry. hit a Chinese gang D LowneyJr G M www.patchadams.com |' together and manage to steal $140,000. a Henry turns on Gibson, along with : .ShowingSunday atthe Howard Theater. Gibson's wife. Gibson seeks revenge against Henry and : Fort Clayton tries to outsmart the police and the vengeful Chinese gang, @ Whe A Fiin order to get his own piece. R, 1 hr, 42 min. 7 .At First Sight : 7 pm: Patch Adams Mira Sorvino, Val Kilmer. The Robin When Amy falls in love with Virgil she convinces Faculty .(PG-13) WIlliams, him to undergo eye surgery to restore his sight. They Elijah Wood, Josh Hartnett : Monica Potter soon learn that all gifts come with a price and vision Elijah Wood suspects his high school faculty of being * is comprised of a multitude of senses. R, 2 hrs, 9 more than a little alien. After some investigation, Wood disM Smin. covers a group of creatures (feeler) have taken on the teach7 pm: Pay Back (R) Mel ers forms and are planning to take over his small Texas town. Gibson Maria Bello it's up to Woods and a breakfast club assortment of stUG Celebrity dents to stop the alien invasion. R, I fir, 41 min. Kenneth Branagh, Melanie Griffith Kenneth Branagh stars as Woody Allen's alter ego, .Fort Sherm an an entertainment reporter obsessed by the objects of his The Thin Red Line celebrity beat. Divorced from Judy Davis, he pursues his Nick Nolte, John Travolta interests in a number of well-known laces. Melanie Griffith During the battle on Guadalcanal Island in 19421943, 7 pm: Varsity Blues* plays a semi-promiscuous movie star. Winona Ryder is an Army rifle company named C for Charlie try to overtake : (R)John Voigh+ Amy an actress on the rise. Leonardo DiCaprio plays a a Japanese stronghold, a hill known as "210." The taking ( VoighIL Amy tempermental celebrity brat, and Charlize Theron is a of the stronghold is secondary to how the lives of the men .Smart supermodel. R, 2 hrs. are affected by their conimon quest. R, 2 hrs, 20 min. John Carpenter's Vampires You've Got Mail James Woods, Sheryl Lee Tom Hunks, Meg Ryan 0 James Woods leads a team of Vatican-sponsored Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan team up in the romantic coinvampire slayers in director John Carpenter's latest fright edy set in the age of e-mail. IHanks stars as an enterprising fest. After destroying a bloodsuckers nest in New bookstore owner who owns one of the largest chains in Man* Mexico, Team Crow hosts a celebration spoiled only by hattan. Ryan plays a young woman who operates a signal the arrival of an ancient lord of darkness. Woods and children's bookstore. The two booksellers fae off in real life, the remaining survivors pursue the 600-year-old vainbut unwittingly fall in love in cyberspace. PG, I hr, 56 min. pire through the high desert for one final confrontation. R, I hr, 40 min. *@050000006000 ******** @00 eseS @ee @00000000eeee00**0e0 *****e* S

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B6 opc Tm SCN TV Eary mrnng dytie V programming Key: + Program time change due 1, live programming event; Mature theme; Series starts; *Series ends; ** Program moved to new day and/or time F1111rday, Mar. 19F Sat M EM rday, Mar. 217uda M-r. 21 Tnaa.2 usaM r 3 W dedy a.2 hrdy a.2 -6:00 NBC News At Sunrise 6:00 Showbiz Today 6:00 The Coral Ridge Hour 6:00 NBC News At Sunrise 6:00 NBC News At Sunrise 6:00 NBC News At Sunrise 6:00 NBC News At Sunrise 7:00 Today Show 6:30 Classic Cartoon 6:30 Cretlo DOllar 7:00 Tnday S1tw 7:00 Today Show 7:00 Today Show 7:0 Today Show 9:00 Sesame Street Maratho 7:00 Christpher Coseulp 9:00 Sesame Street 9:11 Sesame Street 9:00 Sesame Street 9:00 Sesme Street D 10:00 Barney & Friends 10:00 America's Fatily 7:30 Lifestyle Magaeite 10:0 Mister Rsgers' 11:00 Blues Clues 10:00 Barney & Friends 10:00 Blues Clues 10: 30 Kiana's Flex Appeal Kitchen 8:00 Sutyday rtday Neighb rd 10:30 Co-Ed Traitirg 10:30 Bodyshaping 11:30 CuEd Training S:00 Tire Oprth Winfrey 10:30 California's Gold 9:00 Magic School Bus 11:31 Kisnt's FIns Appeal 11:010 The prah Winfrey :100 Thte Oprah Winfrey I 1:OO The Oprah Winfrey O) Show I 1:00 H-eadline News 9:30 Arttirr, 11:00 Tite Oprait Winfrey Sh ow Show Show C 12:00 Headline News 1:30 Navy/Marine Corps 10:01 "Dr.Quint, Medicirre Show l:00 Headline News 12:00 Headline News 12:00 Headline News C"" 12:30 Wheel Hi Fstrtte News Wnmat" 12:11 Headlite New reel Of Fortune 12:31 Wheel Of Fortune 12:30 W 1eel Of Fortune I 1:00 Port Char 2:0 Headline News I 1:00 Headline News 12:30 Wteel f Fortu I:00 Port Charles 1:00 Port Charles 1:00 Port Charles S130 Guiditg Light I2:3t NCAA Bskeiball: 11:30 Army Newswarch 1:11 Port Ciarles 1:30 Guiding Light 1:30 Guiding Light 1:30 Guiding Light O 2:00 General Hnslptal Division i 12:00 NCAA BasketbAll, 1:30 Guidirg Light 2 :00 General Hospital 2:00 General Hospital 2:00 General Hospital 3:00 Sylrester & Twety Chapinsip (I Teams Women's Tournament 2:00 Gettera H.spitl 3 :00 Tailspin 3:00 Sesame Street 3:00 Animuviacs Myseries To Be De-ermined) West Regional Sermifima 3:100 Bcnrkers 3 30 Newton's Apple 4:00 Saved By Bell: New 3:30 Sesame Street 3 :31 Krat's Creatures 3:30 NCAA Baskethall 12:30 NCAA Basketball 3:30 Mister Rogers' 4 00 Nick News Class 4:30 Blues Clues5:OOJeop4:00 Sesamttcre Tournamentt: Tournament: Neighborhood 4:30 Scholastic Sports 4:30 LegendsOf/Hidden ardy! 5:00 Jeopardy! 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Iise 16 & 65 Dela)field Wans T, Marry Dru Rgrars Sims ns isprivmeSiar Trek: Dee Space ) N iinal GegraphEic Explorec )TV -PD) irs SCN Prime Time Movies & Specials SCN Weekend Sports 71ST ANNUAL ACADEMY AWARDS. Will PVt. Ryan capture the gold or will lile NCAA Basketball Tournament: be beautiful for Roberto Benigni? Whoopi Goldberg, who counts at1 Oscar 7:30 p.m. Tonight Regional Semi-Finals Cable 15 among her collection, proves the third time's the chartm.when she CetOurtis to 12:30 p.m. Saturday Division II Chanipionship Cable 14 host the 71st Annual Academy Awards. (Awards) 8:30 p.m. Sunday. 3:0) p.m. Saturday Regional Finals Cable 14 FOOLS RUSH IN. After a chance encounter with a beautiful Mexican photogra2:110 P.m. Sunday Regional Finals Cable 14 pher, a white, middle class construction designer finds he's a daddy-to-be, and NBA Basketball: he's got a whole new set of family members to go along with it. Starring Matthew Perry and Salina Hayek. 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TropicBTimes Classified Ads 486/66,1GBHD,8XCD-ROM, ~ Household DR tbl w/4 chairs, glass top, Duty-free merchandise 1 MB video modem, sound, like new $300, 284-5720 FORTCLATON(Cotrabnd ontol ffie) -As reindr, n wo $30, 84-039DR tbi w/6 chairs $400, refrig FORT CLAYTON (Contraband Control Office) -As a reminder, in AST 4865X133, mon, mo1 Head board, 2 night stands, Cold Spot, 16' $350,272-2706 accordance with the Panama Canal Treaty and U.S. Southern Cordem, printer, software $500, 1 dresser & 1 chest, wooden mand regulations, duty-free merchandise, whether new or used, 232-5997 $450, 288-6494 5D3R7l w/6 chairs $525, 288cannot be given, transferred or generally sold to non-privilege holdAtari w/printer & extras $50, 12,000 BTU AC $60, 8000 DR tbl w/6 chairs $750 ers. Violations to these dispositions may subject violators to prosecu232-5997 BTU AC $80, 272-2951 caphalon cookware 13 pcs, tion under both military and Panamanian laws. It is sometimes perDell, Laptop, 13.1" active 13,000 BTU Split AC $400, stoneware, servicefor12,232missible to sell an item, but only if Panamanian taxes are paid. Before screen, 4.1 HD, 48 MB, remov272-6239 7053 such a sale, it is strongly recommended that the seller contact the able floppy & CD, 56 modem, 14 x 28 carpet w/pad & edgElectronic component rack w/ Contraband Control Section for advice at 288-5814. Win 98, Office 97, like new ing, mauve Berber $300, 12 x glass dr, gd cond $50/obo, Access to installations is allowed for ID card holders & pass holders $1950, 283-3220 13 edge mauve Berber $35, 260-4463 only. All guests must be signed on by ID card holders. Epson printer, 269-6728 all gd cond, 284-4182 End tbl w/storage $25, 226El acceso a las instalaciones militares solamente le esta permitido Hub 4 ports new, 10 base T 15,000 BTU Whirlpool AC 0856 a las personas con tarjetas de identidad personal del Gobierno de los $30, Hub 32 ports US Robot$250, 272-6239 F/az bed, malt, 2 night IbI, exc EEUU y el personal con pases de acceso a las instalaciones. Todos los ics, new $500/obo, 293-6392 15' upright frzr $175, 6000 AC cond $380/obo, 284-6494 invitados deben ser firmados a la entrada de las instalaciones por una Microtek slim scan C3, flat bed $200, dryer $100, 272-2947 Friedrich AC 10,000 BTU $75, persona con tarjeta de identidad personal de los EEUU. scanner, new $60/obo, 28418,000 BTU AC $200, 12,000 272-5125 6665 -BTU $150, 272-2730 Frzr $350, desk w/chair $175, Packard Bell, 100 MHz, 80 18000 BTU Whirlpool AC kitchen set $200, mahogany Animals Need help w/math, physics or 88 Nissan Sentra, AC, PW, 4 Ram, 8.4 GB HD, 17" mon, $250 15,000 BTU Fedders bkshelves $75, DR set $600, chemistry, Eng/Span, 224dr, dty pd $3500/obo, 261spkrs, laserprinter, desk, chair AC $200, 260-6002 272-2730 2 atfe/ml, ixd 2120 Carlos 7294 $11 00/obo, 264-9440 A 20 6-022223 2 cats, few/male, fixed, 21218' Whirlpool refrig $375, 12' Frzr GE $300, 16' refrig $275, declawed, friendly, grt w/sm NeverShave Again! Bodysug89 Nissan Senira, 4 dr, gray, Scantron computerized test GE refrig $200, 272-6210 272-6239 child, free, 284-5836 aring -the natural method of AT, AC, runs grt $2000/obo, gradingsystemw/card reader, hair removal, 284-3729 230-3479 computer, printer & software 22' side by side, refrig w/disFrzr upright 13', Montgomery 2 horses, 1 miles, beautiful $1850, Scantron & software penser $950, 272-2860 Ward,gdcond$325,269-7600 $1500/obo, 288-7727 Pick up to move misc items on 89 Toyota Carina ED, loaded, $1150, 265-6394 24,000 BTU Whirlpool AC Futon Q/sz matt, oak frame Boxer Pups, 2 wos, 2 male, 4 all posts, 261-7294 RHD, exc cond $2000/obo, Boxwrmp, 2 oe,mal, 4 284-3489 US Robotics, 56, V.90 modem $295, 272-6210 $250, 288-4422 few, wormed, tails docked, all Upholstery, curtains & interior $50, 293-6392M 24-Erfi,2dsd y Gs rl nvnlcvr dcn shots $100/80, 277-4864 decoration, 261-7294 89 Volvo 740 GL, 4 dr, AC, PW, d24' GE refrig, 2 dr, side by Gas grill w/vinyl cover, gd cond sunroof, gd cond $6000/obo side,ice/water,likenew$650, $100, 284-6516 Boxer, 26 mos, male $250, 288-7627 'r 283-3220 Girl'svanity$75, computerdesk Cat, wale, fixed,&decmpw 89 VW Jells, 5 spd 4 dr AC 3 cane bamboo sofa & chair $40, olive grn carpet, 11 x 7 Cat, male, fixed, declawed, 11"Q TV, 27-6W $3ffa, b5bo L-sedp ba $2, 22A42C, s fat & lazy, free, 284-4773 17'Deep V tracker bass,75 HP sunroof, gd cond $4200, 22311" TV, 272-6162 $300, bamboo L-shape bar $20, 220-2421 v msg Cats, 11/2 &2 /2, male,neutered Mercury 0/B, exc cond $7000, 7684 19" Sharp TV $140, 226-4090 0, Glass top, dark int, 62 x 36 Cn/e,1l&2acceured 285-4381 90 Plymouth Acclaim, AC, 2-10"soundstreamsubwoof4wetalshelves,6sheivesper $180, 288-5212 Norca k & , 19' Glastron 351, Ford Volvo needs trans work $1500/obo, ers $200, 1 -10" sound stream unit $20/a piece, patio fun Goldstar AC, window unit, grt Penta OD, exc cond $5000, 284-6698 sub woofer $30, 28$200, 2272 cond $200, 272-1148 fCoker spanel pps,3 ma 232-7027 90 Pontiac Sunbird, AC, FWD, 20" Samsung TV $100, 2888" delta bench band saw w/3 Hammock chair $45, glass tbl, 6124 21' Proline, 175 HP Johnson, AT, CD, grt cond $3800/obo, 5083 blades, grt cond $200/neg, sm $25, glass & metal tbI w/6 Doberman, 2 wos, 5 few, 1 galv trailer, radio & extras, ex 284-5838 21" Crown TV w/remote $160, 284-6516 -chairs$190,lamps,chairs,264male, wormed & tails docked condo, dty pd $9000, 232-7119 90 Toyota Carina ED, loaded, 224-9663 AC 10,000 $190, Broyhill deHousehold goods, 264-9440 $150, 232-4966 after 5 pm RHD, ex cond$2000/obo, 28427" color TV JVC & word proluxe $279, 264-9228 French Poodle, 3 yrs, fem, grt 22'North American w/990 175 3489 cessor w/mon, 288-4275 Baby crib, wht $50, high chair K/sz bed, sheets $500, 272w/kids $100, 288-5188 Evinrude O/Bw/25 HP27" TV $325, 285-4693 $10, 288-4437 2241 trailer $6000/obo, 272-1148 AT, AC, PW, exc mech cond, Grn wing Macaw w/cage, 28424' Fibra, I/O Volvo, sleeps 4 dty pd $3995, 259-8570 Alpine digital equalizerfor car, Bkshelves $45, antique wall Lg ofice desk, gd cond $75/ 5838built-in frzr & more, exc cond 91 Oldsmobile Cutlass Calias, JVC 4 heads, HIFI VCR, 272clock $225, tbl w/chairs $210, Husky-mix, male, 21/ yrs, all $8900/obo, 272-2227 lv msg AT, AC, LM, grt cond $3750, 2517 dresser, 264-9228 -LR furniture, like new $850, shots, free, 284-3985 29'Phoenixtwin dsl, AC, many 284-6264 Audio Technica VHF wireless Blk k/sz waterbed w/2 extras, 272-6653 92 Chrysler Eagle, AC, 4 dr, 5 head worn, mic system, new nightstands & dresser $200, LR set $750, coffee & end fbil, 94 20.4 Angler walk around, spd,gdcond$4000,269-7600 $295/neg, 268-4732 288-7786 call 5 -8 p.m. computer desk & more, 272200 HP Mariner, 14 HP kicker, 92 Ford Taurus, sta/wgn, exc Cabinet, surround sound reBlk leather chair & foot stool, 2730 Assist reg/obtaining birth cert O/R, D/R, tackle, galv trailer & cond $6000/obo, 272-2230 ceiver, PioneerCass deck, Ponew $150, 272-2860 LR set i/sofa bed, lvaeat, carat Panama civil registry, 223more, dty pd $19,500/obo, 9 neerCDplayer,JVC-VCR,21" Bk sofa, lvseat $300, crepet, tbl, lamps, 226-8139 2153 after 6 pm, Darnell 272-5397 92 Geo Metro, AC, LM, gd Panasonic color TV, spkrs denza$75,dresser$60, 284LR set i/sofa, Isseat, chair & Avon Christmas books, free, 95Sea-Doo XPjet-skiw/traier cond, dty pd $2999, 277-5129 $850, 284-6515 4972 ottoman $800/obo, 272-1213 284-3028 & vest $3500, 213-8272 92 Mitsubishi Montero, LM, Car amp, 140w, Pioneer, gd Box spring & matt w/frame, f/ LR set, couch, Ivseat & 4 tbl Awesome cakes, giant cinnatint, $12,000/obo, 269-6310 cond, 232-7038 sz $100, 233-0074 $1400, 272-1182 mon roll, jumbo muffins, blue/ 93 BMW 318i, 4 dr, f/extras, Car subwoofer, 2 10" JVC BR set, 2 night stands, headLt blue rug, 9 x 12 $60, 272strawberry, 284-3798 Erica exc cond $10,500, 232-7231 subwoofers boxw/65matt Sony board, dresser, hutch mirror, 2314 Baby-sitter, day, f/time or 31 Ford Model A, runs, extra 93 Mitsubishi Diamante, amp $150, 284-4493 chest, f/sz bed, matt & frame Magic Chef gas stove, comhourly, ref, CPR cert, 212-3280 parts $5000/obo, 272-2227 lv loaded, 4 dr, 264-9440 Game Gearcase w/12 games, $650/obo, 272-2517 pact $150, 224-9663 Beyris msg 93 Nissan Sentra, 4 x 4, 4dr, 5 game Gear, adapter, rechargeBR set, sofa tbl, desk, room Mahogn DR w/8 chairs & 3 Back problems, pulled 72 Chevy Chevellle SS 350, spd,AC,sunroof,exccond, dty able bait pack, case, game divider, lamps, 272-1175 Maas $ /n 2a2muscles, lic massage theraAT, PS, PB, CD, new tires & pd $10,500/obo, 232-7330 Carpet, bnal12 x2158$50, pink, 2860 pist, 272-2810 many new parts $5000/obo, 94 Toyota Corolla, cass, AC, 5 JVC Camcorder w/access 10 x 11 $30, 288-7791 Metal shelves $10, desk w/ Car inspection or registration, 272-6831 spd, LM, exc cond $8000,272400, 2631753 Ceiling fans, exc cond, AC, hutch $30, filing cabs $40, home delivery, 222-2602 74JaguarXJ-6gdcond,dtypd 2621 Kenwood stereo $50, 220exc cond, 226-8139 after 5 lamps $40, coffee w/2 end tbl Cart Eng/Span translation for $3000, 232-7027 95 Buick Century, all extras, 2421 Iv msg. pm $200, 284-6698 all docs, 222-2602 75 Chevy Impala, AT, AC LM, dty pd $9500, 226-8209 Magnavox 14" VCR combo Ceiling fans, reclining chair, Oriental lamps, teak, dresser, Cert Eng/Span translator, 288$1500, 260-6002 95 Ford Escort, 4 dr $6200, $250, 272-6653 draw curtain, 263-2390 Ig mirror, end tbl, drafting tbl, 5297 81 Buick Skylark, 4 cyl, 4 dr, 236-0089 Magnavox stereo console, 150 Chandelier, brass, 10 lights, 272-2676 Christmas around the World AC, AT, PS, PB, LM, gd cond 95 Oldsmobile Cutlass w Pioneer spkrs, 230-2384 extra chain & bulbs $40, 272Orthopedic matt & box spring, and House of Lloyd. $50 free $3000/obo, 236-5132 Aerosport, 4 dr, AT, AC $7000, Nakamichi auto reverse cass 2342 twin $180, orthopedic matt & merchandise & free catalogs, 81 VW Rabbit, 4 cyl, rebuilt 223-3786 deck $250, 288-4422 Curtains, 6 sets for 2 window, box spring, dbl $100,260-6002 284-3028 eng, new tires, runs gd $600, 95 Volvo 850, CD player, exc Nintendo 64 games 40/ea, pink, exc cond $70, 284-6494 Pair night tbis $60, wooden Computer consulting, repairs, 265-0772 cond $13,000/obo, 269-6310 SegaGenesis w/32x, 284-5720 Daybed, whit, w/pop-up matt, desk $45, 272-2860 CD back-ups &webdesigning, 82 FordMustang, runsgd$800/ 96 Mitsubishi 3000 GT, pearl RCA home theater system w/ dresser, like new $250, 288Q/sz bed w/mater cylinders, 233-2387 obo, 288-4271 wht, LM, 5 spd, CD player, pro-logic receiver, 5 spkrs & 7727 box spring & frame $250, 272Home video back-ups, VHS to 83 Pontiac 6000 STE, AT, 6 loaded, mint cond $17,500, remote $150, 280-6230 Dblbedset, 2 dressers, 2 night 2860 VHS, 233-2387 cyl, runs grt $1800/obo, 260288-4339 Sega Saturn, 2 controllers, ffbl $300, 212-3280 Q/sz BR set w/2 night stand tbl, Maid, 2 -3 or 5 days, Eng 0065 97 Dodge Intrepid, LM memorycard, gun attachment, Dehumidifier,new$120, 276headboard, mirror, 7 drawers spking, honest, reliable, w/ref, 85Volvo240DL, PEnewtires $18,500, 272-2860 9 games $250, 284-6131 6250 $400, 261-8106 221-7920 -& AC, exc cond $4000/obo, 97 Mitsubishi Lancer GLXI, Sony 14" TV $200, 272-6653 Desks, metal & wooden w/3 0/sz headboard & foot board Maid, biling, gd w/kids, rel284-6871 LM, exc cond $10,000, 873-y1"T$ ,227 $75, 261-8106 able, flexible, 288-4272 85 VW Golf, 5 spd, 2 dr, AC, 3272 Sony 19" TV $200, 272-6653 drawers, 272-6277 Q/sz hide-A-bed, gr $350, Pioneer stereo $2700, 28897 Mitsubishi Lancer, AT, AC,set chrome/glass w/6 rocker/recliner, teal $50, 8frzr, Maid, Eng spking, live-in, gd c29 LM, 4 dr Kinwbs am/em Aass, chairs, 264-9676 bamboo patio furniture, 288in/kids, reliable, 2241721 7292 L IM, 4dr, Kenwood am/fcass, Sony 8mmr video camera,ex w/kid, elie-, 224-1721g 86 Mitsubishi Montaro Turbo ae cond $7500, 235-9059 cond $190, 226-6174 DR set w/4 chairs $400, ma4198 Maid lie-i, Eg sping gd 86 itsbish Moter Tubohogany oak, dbl bed $400, w/child, 288-6728 Sandra ddl $4000, 272-5593 98 Mitsubishi Lancer, 5 spd, f/ Super NES w/8 games & 2 21-6681 O/sz, 6 pCs $1200, copper milk extras, spoiler, tint, controls $125, 272-2860 can, 288-5083 ____ Maid, live-in/out, available, 86 Porche 944, 5 spd, LM, gd ORtas seter kitche setl $2,7-26 can, 288-5083 cond $8,300/obo, 232-4561 inmobilizer, dty pd $10,000, Technics home theater reDR set, kitchen set carpet' Rug9x15,brownish&orange Mon-Fri, gd w/okids, diepend236-5511 ceiver Dolby pro-logic 110W, curtains, fencing &otherfurniprint, gd cond $60, 260-7513 able, reliable & honest, w/ref 86 Toyota Corolla, 2 dr, AC, 5 ture, 232-5997 288-7276 spd, 264-9440 CH $175/bo, 226-5135e DRset,seats 8, FrenchprovinSelect comfort /sz customMaid, live-in/out, Mon -F, 88 Chevy Nova, gart cond cial w/china cab & buffet sized bed & frame, 263-2737 baby-sitting, Eng sking, hon$1500/obo, 280-6481 492 $4000, 486 oscilloscope $3500, 272-1182 Semi circular sofa, like new ea, 88593 yli 200 MHz Pentium, CD, um$1000/obo, 272-2227 Iv wag. $600, 0/Aene sofa ibIl $120, est, 288-5983 Sylvia 88 Chevy Sprint, 5 spd, runs grt dem, sound card, mon, Ig tower -DR set, tbI cond glass top coffee ebx $125, 225 Maid, live-out, Mon -Fri, baby$1700/obo, 284-4327 $500, 293-6392 TV, VCR, C radio, 2$175, 262-0518 evenings 1375 sitter, grt w/kids, 231-4842 88 Dodge Colt Vista, dty pd 200, 14" won, 32X CD, 56.6 TV, VHS, 264-9228 DR tbl $175, coffee end tbl, Omida $2500, 223-7009 modem, 32 MB, 2.1 GB HO, VHS $80, TV 19" $159, 264cherry wood $150, 288-7840 Sideby siderefrigw/icaker $750, 288-5376 Maid, Mon -Fri, live-out, 3 3D, sound, spkrs $400, 2809228 Iv msg days a inks, 237-0479 Nalls AC, eewparts& interior'$2000, 6864Sinlebd______&_2nigh___ VHS, new $375, 221-6681 DR tbl w/4 chairs & leaf $350' $75 212-3280 Mary Kayconsultant, 232-7053 284-6478 233 MMX, DVD, mon, 32X CDT m blinds, 288-4597 ROM, 48 MB SDRAM, spkrs & $200, 280-6230 more $700, 284-4898

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Classified Ads Tarop 1Tc B9 Sm DR tbl w/4 chairs, several Curtains for tropical housing, Calloway lady gems clubs 3 88 Mitsubishi Pajero 4 x 4, 94 Jeep Wrangler, blk, hard carpets $60, 226-8139 beige, hooks & rods $75, 288SW, 1-3-5-9 woods, biggest ATAC, V-6, exc cond, $5000, top, AC, CD, alarm, LM Sm micro $25/obo, 288-7922 6494 Big Bertha $2100/neg, 272284-4493 $12,500/obo 263-2737 Sofa & Ivseal w/matching ratDishwasher $50, GE 5000 BTU 82 Harley Davidson FXRS, S & 2860 89 Chevy S-10, ext cab, 4.3 It, 95 Chevy G-20 van, loaded, tan coffee tbl, vinyl print $350, AC $150, 272-6653 S carb, solid lifters, many exCardio fit exer mach, gd cond 6 cyl, all/pwr, new AC, bed exc cond, 284-6065 226-0856 Disney video collection cotras, clean, gd cond $8500/ $100, 284-6691 lirer snap down cover$7000, 95 Ford Aerostar XLT, 6 cyl, Sofa & Ivseat, blue, exc cond plete, 50 videos VHS in Eng w/ Diving equip w/spear gun $130/ -3.L, AC, PW, PL$7900, 288$550, coffee tbl, 284-6912 original seals & plastic $1500, 85 Honda Night Hawk450 cc, obo 272-1213 89 Jeep Cherokee Laredo, AT, 4630 288-9340 exc cond $1500/obo, 288PW 4 WD AC exc cond, dty Sofa bed $375, 232-7330 1127 Girls bike $20, 284-3632 pd $7000/obo, 272-5397 95 Nissan Pathfinder, SE-V6, Elec Piano, bed lamp, gas a gym system, ne mint cond, $17,500/obo, 288Sofa bed, wood trim, autumn heater, shoes, movie projec94 Honda XR650R, on/off rd, How w 27290 Dodge Grand Caravan, AC, 5931 print $300, 226-4090 tor, computer parts & more, exc cond $2700/obo, 2842860 PS, PB, PW, silver pkg, gd 95 Nissan Terrano,4dr, gas, Sofa set, grn & beige, exc cond 230-1376 4972 NordicTrak, ABworks, ABexcer tires, trailer hitch, gd cond AC, new tire, exc condo $590, 284-6691 Evening gown, burgundy w/ 97KawasakiKX-250,exccond i/video $90, 269-7600 $7200, 288-7634 $13,500, 226-6174 Sofa, chair, gd cond $250/ wht trim, matching shoes, sz/ $3000, 276-6323 after 6 pm Pueagot 10 spd women's bike 90 Ford Bronco It, grt cond 95 Pathfinder, extras, dty pd obo, 260-7513 sm $200, 284-5997 $50, body glove surf shirt (L) $4700/obo, 284-5878 $12,500, 232-7164 Sofa-sleeper, drapes, horizonEx Ig dog kennel, exc cond $3, R6acquetballracket$5,27290 GMC, V-6, 4.3 fuel injec96 Ford 150-XL LM Shell 2 tel blinds, DR tbl w/6 chairs, $60, 215-0636 tion, 4 x 4, AT, AC, dty pd x Ford AC ShPB, 2 ta lid, Rtb /6cais $0 25066Ancon, 2146, 7 am -1 pm Speargun $90, basketball goal $7695, 232-7053 x 2, 5spd, AC, PS, PB, CD coffee tbl, 272-6162 Ex Ig wrought iron bird cage W/ An0n 2 ,5pp g 93 b stereo, exc cond $13000, 272Tbl w/4 chairs $125, LR set stand on wheels $150, 272Bethania,Altos LaGloria, 18C $ 901suzu TrooperXS,AC,cass, 2676 $1100, entertainment center 2860 Norte, #9G, 7 -noon Surfboard$200,stepexer$75, 4 dr $8500/neg, 260-4417 96 Ford Explorer XLT, LM, $40, coffee & end tbl $75, 288Game boy & 3 games, grt cond Cardenas, 7273A mountain bike, $75, tennis 90 Mitsubishi, 4 x 4, am/fm, loaded, 4 x 4 $24,000, 2887922 $70, books $12, 288-5230 Clayton, 16A, 7 -noon, racket $10, 232-5997 AC, PS, wide tires, 4 dr, dty pd 4422 Tea cart, student desk, beige, Head light, tail light covers, Clayton, 322B, 7 -10 am 5fbord, "ua Jmenez" $7985, 232-5997 97 Mercury Villager LS quad, patio furnished, Craftsman rear window louvers & more, 91 Ford Explorer, Eddie Bauer, captain seats, leather, LM, bench top, 230-2384 -2272-2943 Clayton 362B x665 extra hitch $7000/obo, 272loaded, like new. $17,500,284TV-VCR stand $50, computer Honduras trunk $170, 284Clayton, 336A ,, 5179 3595 desk, 6' by 6' $350, 232-7053 3398 Clayton, 577C, 7 -11 am board inleash & bag $210, 91 Ford F150XLTLariat,6cyl, 97 Toyota pickup, LM, dty pd Twin bed $150, dresser $150, Hot tub, needs repair, free, Clayton 861B, 7 am -1 pm P.J. Wahl 60" $125/obo, 2625 spd, loaded, clean, LM $8000, 250-0231 night stand $50, 272-2314 272-5678 1029 $8500/obo, 284-6327 Verticals & mini blinds for Los Ice machine 300 lb capacity Clayton, 820, 7 -11 am Swing $75, 272-2706 91 Mitsubishi Montero, 4 x 4, Rios, type duplex $250, 272$400, 272-2706 Clayton, 9116, 6 -10 am 2621 C layton, 9250,610am Trolling motor, Minn Kota 65T, $8000 293-6392 14-16'refrig reasonable, rat2621 Lg dog kennel, girt con, 284Clayton, 925D, 6 -10 am 36 ffbs thrust $90, toddler bike 4-1 ergraoalrt Wardrobe from Germany, 91" 4182 Cladton 1002D 7 -9 m seath$15 92 Nissan Pick-up, AC, 5 spd, tan Ivseat or 2 chairs, rattan x 87" x22", pressed hard woo1002, 7 am cass, dty pd $4900, 232-5948 coffee tbl, 236-8872 x872x 22",4 p d g playrg sw/swings, slide, Diablo, 57796 93 Blazer S-10, 4 x 4, loaded, Anyone w/info on driving POV Washer GE, new $550, 221tower, rope latter $150, 284Diablo, Hanger #20 new batt & tires, AC, exc cond, to the US from Panama, 2196681 3686 Gamboa, 139 Sibert 77 Chevrolet 350 pickup, yty Blazer, L A Go e Washer/dryer $350, AC 8800 Lingerie, material, cookbooks Howard, 97A, 7 -11 am pd $2600, 284-6270 93 Chevy Blazer, LM, AC, PS, Gd family for an exc maid, BTU $115, 284-4972 AStilt, am/fm cass, new bat honest, dependable, Eng U $$1.50/ea, beige bed shirt twin Howard, 150B, 6 -10 am 78 Jeep CJ5, 4 x 4, 6 cyl, full & tires, exc cond $8000/obo, spking, ref, 288-7790 Washer/dryer, gd cond $220, $5, 272-7400 & bikini soft top, exc cond, dty 285-4693 Hey dty clothes hanging rack, 223-5843 Little Tykes cottage bed $90, Howard, 613A, 7 -10 am pd $3250/obo, 272-2227 lv 93 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer ex-ig women's dress patterns, Whirlpool gas stove, exc cond ice tea maker $8, kids clothes, Howard, 651B, 7 -11 am msg $13,000, 213-8272 260-4996 $475, 226-8139 284-3632 Howard, 1517C, 7 -11 am 84 Toyota mini van, 8 pass 93 Ford Explorer sport, 5 spd, Lg bird cage for parrot, 284Wht rattan LR set, 7 pcs, wht Little Tykes cottage house, Howard, 1561B, 811 am $3200, 260-1102 2 dr, CD, 233-0074 4791 rattan entertainment center, yellow $150, workshop $55, 85 Chevy, 4x4 AC PS am rattan aquarium $2000/all, make-up dresser $115, 260La Boca 942A fm cass,exc condo $4000, 28593 Isuzu Rodeo, very clean Maid, live-in, Mon -Sat, cook, 284-6634 6160 Lassiter, 1024A, 7 -i am 4734 $10,500, 288-6874 .clean, care for 8 yr old girl $130, 261-6280 Wood bar, dresser, 269-6728 Little Tykes workshop, 2 big Los Rios, 6569B 85 Nissan Patrol, gd cond 93JeepCherokee $9888, 232wheels, JVC 8mm video cam$3500, 272-2256 5997 Plane ticket from Panama to era, recliner, high chair, roll -1I 3Pyot oae 99,Puerto Rico, round trip, 288top desk, 284-6515 86 Isuzu Trooper, 4 x 4 new 3 Pmouth Voyager $9999, 7958 Medela, pump in style breast tiepit&rbiteg$50 3,97Salt water fishing gear, rods, Lady's pair of glasses, metal pump $50, 284-359y 10 spd bike, 230-2384 250-0311 93 Toyota 4Runner, AT, AC, reels, line, lures, ect, 272-6273 frames,aa32-e4k2 186 Suzuki super carry, 4 cyl PS, PB, Kenwood stereo, exc Nikon camera,lenses, etc, exc 2 bike, 288-419Bexc cond $3500, 236-5132 cond $16,000/obo, 288-7292 Some one to build wooden cond, 284-5370 20" boys bike $50, 27" men's 94 Chevy pickup, long bed w/ shelves, 288-7958 Ps-n u Painting of color bay, 7' by 3' mountain bike $75, 284-6881 86 Toyota 4Runner, 4 x 4 4 box, 305 eng, AC, The person who bought my cyl, dly pd $4500/obo, 260liner, toolbx30enA, Teprowhbugtm $350, plants, 264-9228 Aerobic instructor equip, vari2915 after 6 m 5spd, $14,500, 284-6881 VW Rabbit, 2 weeks ago, I'm 1 ficus tree, 6' tall w/pot, 1 red $0pnts, 264 Arobi istpm leaving. Call immediately, palm tree, 4' tall in/pot $35/ea, Patio furniture w/4 chairs & fbi ous items, 268-4732 87 Dodge Caravan, 4 cyl new 94 Ford Ranger XLT, ext cab, 265-0772 260-4463 $100, 272-6653 Air Tech Glider $40, 10 spd tires, balt, brakes $2600 '2845 spd grt cond $6900/obo, 10 & 20 gal aquarium saltwaPentax P210, 35mm, auto/ road bike, men's $35, 2256881 284-6960 Toyota Hilux 90/92, 260-0626 ter w/fish, 272-2706 man, 2 -200m lenses, grt 1375 87 Suzuki Samurai, 4x4 LM 94 Jeep Wrangler Sahara, 5 after 5:30 pm 10galfishtankw/accesslight. cond $200/obo, 284-6665 Baseball/softball bats & balls, soft top $2000, 288-4198 spd, LM, soft top, bikini, class Whirlpool washer, heavy dty, filter, gravel $40, 272-2947 Peun senator rod w/325 reel, tennis rackets, golf-putters, IllFitdBrcyco$1,,0, 2y-,d5cspd,74511 new 150, casting rod, light irons, drivers, bowling balls, 88 Ford Broncol1l,B6cyl,S5spd, 4381 14 potted plants, all szs, 223$25, 284-4141 272-6277 AC, am/fm cass, gd cond, 5843 $3000, 284-3190 2 -155 SIR 13 Bridgestone Pano upright, like new $23, radial tires $1 0/ea, 4 -13" steel rims $15/ea, 272-2314 Piano, upright, story & clark, 250' cyclone fence, 4' high w/ 232-6085 fence posts & 5 gates $250, Plant rack, 230-2384 272-5593 Plants, 272-6277 5 Nintendo RPG games, 284Plants, 284-6494 Note: Advertising in the Tropic Times is offered on a space available basis to military mem9211Plants, 288-4437 bers, civilian DoD employees, and employees of other government agencies. Ads will be ac7' Christmas tree w/lights & decorations, new $80, 288Plants, different sz, 288-4275 cepted only for NON-COMMERCIAL services or goods offered by the advertiser or an immedi7791 Powdered tempera paint ate family member. Suspected abuse of the ad services will results in non-publication of the 75 gal aquarium $450, BB $1.25/ea, counted cross stitch ad(s) in question. For more information, call 285-4666/6612. grill $60, 285-4693 booklets $1/ea, yarn $1/skein, Aquarium 5' long w/access & 272-7400 Deadline for submitting ads is 9 a.m. Monday. If Monday is a holiday, the deadline fish $95, 272-5377 Sear Kenmore gas grill w/3 is 1 p.m. the Friday before. tanks $50, 284-6881 260-6160 Stereosystem, spkrs, carradio, + Read instructions below, then completely fill out the ad form. Incomplete ads will .amp, surround sound, dryer, not be published. Baby stroller $50, high chair 223-0279 $45, BF Goodrich tires, 225/ 50 VR 15, new $90/ea, 264Sterling flatware service for 8 Animals 9676 $2800, 272-2860 Available Bamboo fish tank w/coffee tbI, Tall mahogany stand tbl, perBoats & campers 40 gal w/access $175, 260fect for aquarium $55, 2726160 2860 ECars C_____Pr_______ Home Phone _____________ Boys clothing, sz 2 -6, kids The club, auto steering wheel ED Computers bedding, 288-4597 lock bar $40, 269-7600 F-1 Electronics + Check one category per ad form + Two ads per person each week. Include home and duty phone. Carport roof, 15 x 20 $250, Tires 205/55 -16, new $65, Found + 15-word limit (the staff may edit to conserve space). 272-5593 ect 288593e3dger, grt cond Household + Ads must be re-submitted each week. Clothes, CD $5/ea, Aiwa CD Lost + We will NOT take ads by phone or fax (Atlantic residents may fax ads). player, sharp VCR & more, Vacuum cleaner $85, 263ELs 263-1753 1753 -Miscellaneous Ads offering exotic animals, weapons or real estate will Not be run. 263-1753 1753* Ads offering, foods, hair care or translation wili Not be run without a copy Craftsman mechanic, tool set, Vacuum cleaner, 7.5 amps, 0 Motorcycles of licenses to operate on post/base. 2 tool chests $1100, 269-6728 like new $125, 235-9096 1 Patio sales Mail ads to: Tropic Times, Unit 7145, APO AA 34004 or deposit them in Crib, toddler bed w/5 drawers, Vertical blinds rose $85, Little Date the drop box at the Clayton Post Office. matt & sheets $150, baby Tykesplanetractor, playhouse F--SportingGoods Information below is not included in the ad, but is required for publication. stroller $80, toddler seat $50, w/swing & slide, 288-4198 Trucks & Vans Rank/Grade 284-3474 lv msg Workbench, Ig metal w/wood Sponsor'sName CTC Understandable Statistop, side & front locks $50, Wanted Organization Duty Phone tics $50, 280-6467 272-2342

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Tropic Times j o m r y B10 Mch 191999 Community MARS free calls Volunteer Recognition Center's Volunteer Program. Also, Embassy cookbook All military ID holders can make Volunteer Recognition Week is any volunteers who are PCSing in The U.S. Embassy Cookbook, "Buen up to two free five minute Military Sunday -March 27 and the folthe near future should come by the Provecho," goes on sale in front of the Affiliated Radio System calls to lowing seminars will be offered FSC to pick up a letter stating Howard Commissary, Saturday. The anywhere in the U.S. and Puerto Wednesday at Fort Clayton's Vatheir volunteer hours. For more incookbook contains both Spanish and Rico 3 -5 p.m. Fridays and Sundays. lent Recreation Center: On the formation, call Lizca Fearon at 284English translations of American and For appointments, call 272-6968. Move, Stress/Adapting to Change, 5650. international recipes from employees of' Tips for Dressing Sharp, Flower the embassy. The cookbook is $10. For Fax service Arranging Class, How to Display Aggie Muster more information, call Peggy McCormack at 288-7774 or Linda t Corozil PX offers lax serFood, Super Woman Syndrome -The Panama Texas A&M Club Brening at 223-008the Customer servi c We Do It All, Educational Opporis hosting the last Aggie Muster .oksh counter. The cost is $1 per page, tunities for Spouses, The Emerging of the millennium 7 p.m. April 21 Plus telephone charges. Communication Process, How to at the Club de Golf Ejecutivo on A "Living and Working in Puerto Rico Open Forum" is scheduled Plan a Successful Personal PropBalboa Avenue. For tickets and lor 9 a.m. Thursday and March 26. Personnel who are considering a DANTES exams erty Move, and Maids, Gardeners information call Lilibeth B. move to Puerto Rico are invited to attend. Information will range The Fort Clayton and For and the Law. Volunteers have priLangoni at 272-5166 or Teresa from banking to taxes to vehicle registration. For more information, call The Fortion ndrt ority for these classes. For more inArosemena at 272-1873 or 260Janice Connolly at 288-53 14. Kobbe Education Centers will formation, call Army Community 1523 after 5 p.m. cease DANTES and Army PersonServices at 288-9303. Pet news net Testing programs at close of Wing Heritage Day business March 31. For more mforThe Corozal Veterinary Treatment Facilnation, call 288-9288 or infor pouseworkThe 24th Wing Heritage Coinity is holding a Healthy Pet Clor 8 a.m. -A spouse employment workmittee members are looking for noon March 27 at Corozal and 8 a.m. -Dry season concerts shop will be held from 8:30 a.m. to easels, bulletin boards and partinoon April 10 at tie Howard AFB The 79th Army Band begins noon today in the Howard Family tions to mount pictures on for the Stables. For appointments, call 85 5866/ their final dry season concerts this Support Center. The four-hour Wing Heritage Day static display me .nt Failit nloses eoon iMarh y1 Tre nom onth. All concerts take place 6 workshop is designed to help April 8 -9 at Hangar One on mern Facility closes noon Maich 31 for end of p.m. at Goethals Monument at the people bring their knowledge up to Howard. Organizers also need the month inventory. For emergencies, call the emergency room at base of the PCC Administration date and build job search skills. bunting, streamers, bows and ribthe Howard Clinic at 284-3636. steps. The Concert Band performs Call the Family Support Center, bons for the event. For more instepss a284-5650, to reserve a seat. formation, call Master Sgt. Shari Coupons and more coupons March 28 and the Jazz Combo and Gray at 284-5067. The Howard Family Support Center receives hundreds of groShow Band play April 25. DCP training cery coupons from U.S. organizations every week. FSC customers Women's History USARSO civilians are urged to Relocation Center can come by and check-out three bags of coupons, take one the attend DCP's final training series The Relocation Assistance Center same day and the other two within three working days. This offer Women's History Month com"Plan Nowfor Your Future which is here for all your relocation needs. is for a limited time only. For more information, call 284-5650. mittee meetings take place Montakes place through April at the For more information, stop by day, Tuesday and March 29 in the Corozal Command Training Center, Building 200, Fort Clayton, or call FSC Conference Room, Howard Building 6523. Classes are in En288-9234/9235. AFB. For more information, call glish and Spanish. For more inforParticipate in the 284-4601. mation, call 285-5159/61. Pet supplies Salvation Army Christian Tabernacle Since the Corozal Veterinary TSB M W R The Salvation Army is accepting aernae Treatment Facility approaches clodonations of clothes, books, toys n Greater Grace Christian Tabersure Aug. 31, the VTF is reminding adonatinsd of cohsgoo ks, to ys t h i a ce holds services 11 a irr. Sunpet owners to stock up on rouRecycling M arathon 1999 and canned goods to support their day mornings in Building 708, tinely used medications to last such as senior citizen homes, homeHoward. Bible study takes place through their PCS move. The last Deliver your recyclables to less girls homes, and poor children's 7 p.m. Wednesdays. For more inorder for pet supplies is June I and the TSB MWR Recycling feeding programs. For more inforformation, call 284-6296. when supplies run they will not be Collection Center, keep mation, call 262-2545. replenished. Also, the VTF is reyour records and win cash Girl Scouts needed questing that if your pet is no prizes. SSSC store closed The U.S. Embassy, Panama is longer in Panama or has been The Self Service Supply Center looking for girls ages 5 -18 who adopted to another family to call The Stage 1 deatdline is store in Corozal is closed for invenare interested in getting involved them at 285-5866/5867 to help upMarch 31. tory March 29 -3. It will reopen with the USA Girls Scouts. date their records. for normal business April 1. For Adults wanting to participate are For more information, more information, call Jose A. Del welcomed also. For more inforLaundry service call 288-4838 Rio at 285-5414. mation, call 285-4046. Super Suds laundromat offers a drop-off, same day pick up service Layaways Monday -Friday. The laundromat Effective immediately, layaways is located next to Burger King on Ne addtios for $200 or more, 180 day duration Fort Clayton. will cease. Layaways of 90 days will continue for all layaways of over Education Center Congratulations to $25, and clothing layaways are for 45 The Fort Kobbe Education CeoSilvana and Adolfo Montero on the birth of their baby boy, Erick AutoZ days. All layways will cease May I. ter and Fort Clayton Learning Renio. Erick was born Feb. 22 at Paitilla Hospital, weighed 5 lbs., 2 oz. and was By Au 30 alled. F us escourses and certification. For more picked up or cancelled. For details, cussadcriiain o nr 20 inches long. call 285-4121. information, call the FKEC at 284Douglas and Melisa Brook on the birth of their baby girl, Erin. Erin 6310 or the FCLRC at 288-9292. was born Feb. 23 at San Fernando Hospital, weighed 6 lbs., 10 oz. and was Spouse employment 20 inches long. The Howard Family Support Internet class Jason and Denia Shedrow on the birth of their baby girl, Allison Chantal. Allison was Center offers "Spouse EmployA Relocation Internet Class born Feb. 26 at San Fernando Hospital, weighed 8 lbs., 5 oz. and was 19 1/2 inches long. ment Workshops." For more inwill be held 9 -10:30 a.m. ThursSara and William Fix on the birth of their baby girl, Keilyn Esther. Keilyn was born Feb. formation, call 284-5650. day in the Howard Family Support Center. The class is de26 at San Fernando Hospital, weighed 8 tbs., 10 oz. and was 20 ihes long. iPre-teen am signed to help people who are Steven and Bette Russell on the birth of their baby girl, Paige Adrianna. Paige was born A Women's History Month PCSing in the near future with reFeb.26 at Paitilla Hospital, weighed 8 lbs., 5 oz. and was 21 inches long. Pre-teen Jam is scheduled for 7 -location resources through the Mario and Liz Turell on the birth of their baby boy, Fabian Enrique. Fabian was born I I p.m. March 26 at the Howard Internet. Customers can learn Feb. 27 at Paitilla Hospital, weighed 6 lbs., 10 oz. and was 19 1/2 inches long. Youth Center. The event is for more about the area they will be Leonardo and Yarissa Neyra on the birth of their baby girl, Natasha Isabella. Natasha ages 9 -12, only. Price is $2.50 going to before they get there. was born March 4 at Paitilla Hospital, weighed 7 lbs., 2 oz. and was 20 inches long. with activity card, $3.50 without. They can also gain knowledge of Julio and Marta Oyarzabel on the birth of their baby girl, Mylene Elizabeth. Mylene was For more information, call the using the internet to help with Howard Youth Center at 284their move. To sign-uip for a born March 6 at Paitilla Hospital, weighed 6 lbs., 14 oz. and was 20 inches long. 4700/5615. class, call the FSC at 284-5650. Mark and Aida Harrington on the birth of their baby girl, Gabriela Aida. Gabriela was born March 7 at Paitilla Hospital, weighed 7 lbs., 11 oz. and was 20 1/2 inches long. Tool sale Free child care Tammy and Bryant Ulmer on the birth of their baby boy, Bryson Antonio. Bryson was The Howard Wood Shop is Air Force staff sergeants and beborn March 10 at San Fernando Hospital, weighed 7 lbs., 10 oz. and was 19 1/2 inches long. holding a tool sale 9 a.m. -noon low can receive up to 20 free hours Saturday at Building 722. of child care when they are within "New Additions" gives community members the opportunity to announce births, 90 days of PCS departure from marriages and anniversaries. Submissions can be dropped in the Tropic Times drop box Volunteer registration Howard Air Force Base. The Child loatrae inde aForteCatoniest Ofbficeior maie d d M t Tropic Times Ut 7 O Volunteers and volunteer coorDevelopotent Center will provide located in the Fort Clayton Post Office, or mailed via MPS to: Tropic Times, Unit 7145, APO dinators should ensure that all services. Member should bring orAA 34004. volunteer hours are registered with ders to the Family Support Center the Howard Family Support to receive a certificate.

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Tropic Times B 1 ommunity a99 1 Com untyMarch 19,1999 IL USARSO hosts National Prayer Breakfast story and photo by and civilian employees of the tended a special note of recogGriselda Sterling USARSO family and other sernition and appreciation to the Tropic Times staff vice components here in Panamanian civilian employees FORTCLAYTON-The anPanama. for their many years of loyal nual National Prayer Breakfast "In my short time here, I and dedicated service to the took place Tuesday at Fort have been throughly imU.S. military. "You have repreClayton's Valent Recreation pressed by the professionsented your country well and Center with the Hon. Simon alism and commitment served our military selflessly. Ferro, U.S. Ambassador to that all of you demonYou are truly a reflection of Panama, as the guest speaker. strate in fulfilling your the very best qualities of "I'in grateful, not only for military missions and in the relationship between this invitation to share this representing the very our nations." breakfast with all of you today, best of our country. I Ferro concluded by but also to take this moment towant to congratulate saying, "Thank you gether in fellowship and prayer all of you for the outall for this opportuto reflect upon our individual standing work you nity to share my lives," Ferro said. are doing in fulfilling thoughts with you this Once again, the annual and the terms of the morning and to reflect last National Breakfast Prayer in To r r ij os/Carter through this service on the Hon. Simon Ferro, U.S. Ambassador to Panama, addresses Panama was well attended by Treaty." Ferro said. spiritual and moral beliefs the National Prayer Breakfast audience March 16. joint-service troops/soldiers The ambassador also exwhich we hold dear." Former Bad Company lead singer performs at Clayton, Howard FORT CLAYTON (DCA)-Can't get enough clas(Above) Percival Thomas plays piano music sic rock? You'll know the songs but you might not during the Catholic Congregation's Volunrecognize the band. teer Appreciation Day ceremony. (Right) "This is not Bad Company. It is former lead singer Father Paul J. Bolton chats with Col. Brian Howe," said Howe in a phone interview from Frederic E. Apt. Florida. "I am doing a Bad Company show. I am doing all the hits I recorded with Bad Company and also a lot Catholic congregation Holy Week Celebrations of the band's classic hits." The original Bad Company burst onto the scene m Catholic 1973 with a high profile and a busload of radio friendly, recognizes volunteers guitar-powered rockers.Their self titled debut album April 2 -Good Friday Service was recorded in a mere 10 days and topped the charts Story and photos by Sgt. Paul Bouchard 3 p.m. -Chapel worldwide, powered by the catchy riff rock single Tropic Times Editor April 3 -Easter Vigil Mass "Can't Get Enough." The group's first three albums FORT CLAYTONThe Catholic congregation at Fort 7 p.m. -Chapel sold more than a million copies apiece, but the ego Clayton held a Volunteer Appreciation Day Sunday at the April 4 -Easter Sunday Mass laden group disbanded in 1982. Valent Recreation Center to thank the more than 50 volun9:30 a.m. -Chapel Howe, who had gotten his start singing with Ted teers who help out with Church functions and Masses Nugent's band in 1983, was invited to join Bad Comduring the y gear. Protestant pany in 1984. The revamped Bad Company still had the Plaques were given to parish council members during Midas touch, however, as "Dangerous Age" (1986) the two-hour ceremony,s and f and beverages were April 4 -Easter Service and Breakfast earned Gold Record status, and "Holy Water" (1990) available for all volunteers and their family members and "Here Comes Trouble" (1992) each sold more than Father Paul J. Bolten, the parish priest, said the volun6 a.m. -Behind Chapel/Annex a million copies. Howe will perform 8 p.m. March 26 at teers play an important role for the parish. April 4 -Traditional Protestant Worship Fort Clayton's Jarman Field and 3 p.m. March 27 at the He said the volunteers serve in such positions as altar 11 a.m. -Chapel Howard Parade Field. servers, Sunday school teachers, ushers and lecturers. April 4 -Gospel Worship Celebration "This is our way of thanking them and giving them a Information in this article was taken from the July 17, round of applause," Bolten said. 12:30 p.m. -Chapel 1998 edition of The Blade newspaper, Toledo, Ohio. J A Full JIyof ON M F16 N PM 71 W PM C2sr IAIBURGERS ROTOOGS! VOllEY BAIL TOURNAMENT! E11CRSE TOURNAMENT KIDS GAMES s RIDES! brian Howe 17 2e PRIZES AND Rac teDndy 8acman SMTT andy chinnat III~VLS GIVEAWAYS! B T 'K>!! __COME ON DOWN TO hANGAR IV START TIE DAY OFF WITH TMarch 27th Howard Air Force Base
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B12 M 1999 Youth Scene D F fG H I J K L im Nr r AAFES Weekly Challenge Find at least six differences in details between panels M.Iiy Id.1 Dental Care M onth at CES Send your answers through MPS to Tropic Times Unit 7145 APO AA 34004 or drop it in our box at the Fourth grade students Alexandra Othon and Regan Will speak to kindergartner students Fort Clayton Poet Office. Be sure to write your full name and age (14-years-old and under, please) someabout proper dental care as part of the Dental Health Month at Curundu Elementary School where on the entry. recently. We'll need your entry by the Wednesday after the paper comes out, and the winner's name will be in the following week's paper. The correct response, or the response drawn from more than one correct response, have more winning buses, will win a pair of free movie passes from the Army and .You can do it! Community Air Force Exchange Service. The winner will need to call Donna Kelso at 285members are encouraged 5776 then visit Building 654 Corozal to receive the movie to call the school to report passes. Winners of the Curundu El__good behavior. Each bus Last Week's Winner: Ruben Saino, 11 ementary School Golden Bus has a number and picture Award Program for Feb. 22 -to assist observers in reMarch 5 were: the Elephant porting which bus had the r-------------(205), the Motorcycle (705) best-behaved students. Lunch Menu and the Umbrella (707). We For more information, call the school at 288want you to work harder next week so we can 6565/6566. March 22 -26 Curundu Middle and Balboa Lunch Program High Schools a rch 22-26 r ~ Monday -Popeye's chicHoward and Fort Kobbe Elementary P---O e, mse oaos Schools ken, mashed potastoes, green peas, fruit, oatmeal Monday -Peanutbutter andjelly sandwu ad rising cookie, milk. wich, celery stick, pear, cookie, milk. We your Tuesday -Ravioli, garlic Tuesday -Salami and cheese sand_ Let us print your stories, poems, drawings or toast, green peas, fruit, vawich, cucumber slices, apple, cookie, milk. funny phtos on the Youth Scene Page. nilla pudding, milk. Wednesday -Bologna sandwich, lettuce and toSend them through MPS to: Tropic Times, Unit Wednesday -Beef-a-roni, mato, banana, cookie, milk. 7145, APO AA 34004 or drop them in out box at the green beans, peaches, vaThursday -Hatn and cheese sandwich, tomato Fort Clayton Post Office by 9 a.t. Monday. nilla pudding, milk. wedge, orange, cookie, milk. Make sure you put a return address on your phoThursday -Spaghetti and meat sauce, garlic Friday -Tuna salad sandwich, carrot stick, itos and artwork so we cats return them. If you have I toast, cortn, pineapple, strudel sticks. apple, milk. grapes, cookie, milk. I any questions, call Griselda Sterling at 285-4666. I Friday -International Day. Enjoy your lunch. Stph 1 Shoman, 10 James McGary, 7 MNar. 12 Mar. i5 Gina Collir, 7 Jais McCormack, 7 jiS, imi, i Sasha 1vita, t9 Richard St atart, t Rachael aititl, 7 Mar. 18 Mar. 18 Mar. 1 Mar. 16 Mar. 21 Mr. 25


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